Despite the fact that David de Gea has been nowhere close to his best in the recent months, Ole seems to be throwing his weight behind his first choice shot stopper who has overall been a great servant for United in his 8-year long stint so far.

De Gea has faltered between the sticks quite a few times in the ongoing season, but none of his mistakes would have hurt the Red Devils as much as the last night’s mistake which he committed in an extremely vital Premiership fixture against Chelsea.

United started that game at no. 6 in the table, but a victory could have seen them climb a position up to no. 5 and getting leveled with the Blues on points who are at no. 4. And United with a lead early in the game seemed to be well on track to get the job done.

But De Gea who has made some outstanding saves for United in the past made a schoolboy mistake yet again this season and gave the visiting Chelsea side an opportunity to have their way back in the game.

There were no more goals scored thereafter resulting in both the teams earning one point each and the positions of both of them in the points table remained the game.

Now with only a couple more games remaining in the season and a gap of 3 points to overcome, it doesn’t look like United are going to find a place for themselves in the top 4.

However according to Ole, De Gea is not responsible for where United is positioned in the standings right now. That goal was not on and it had to be saved, but it didn’t happen and that’s part and parcel of the game.