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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Jokingly Asks David De Gea & Dean Henderson For 'Smiley Pictures In Hilarious Training Footage

Dea Gea and Henderson are battling for the number one spot at Man United
Dea Gea and Henderson are battling for the number one spot at Man United / LAURENCE GRIFFITHS/Getty Images

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer joked that he wanted David de Gea and Dean Henderson to pose for "smiley pictures" during a recent Manchester United training session.

Ahead of the Red Devils' Europa League clash with Granada on Thursday, the United boss was heard saying: "Get some smiley pictures of them keepers. There's a warzone around here in the press!"

Solskjaer's comments after a tough season which has seen both De Gea and Henderson compete for the number one goalkeeper spot at Old Trafford. According to The Guardian, the Spaniard is unhappy with his situation at the club, and could leave in the summer.

“David has had 10 fantastic years at United and he’s had challengers [before],” Solskjaer said. “Of course they want to play – Dean has given it his all because everyone wants that place in the team. David does as well and it’s a healthy competition.

“Goalkeeper departments are a very tight-knit group. They work together in preparation, they have different gym sessions, individual sessions [to the rest of the squad], they stay together more. Naturally they create a bond and the spirit in the goalkeeping department has been top. But it’s a healthy competition.

"Both of them are important, all of them want to play. It's the same for [the club's other goalkeepers] Lee Grant, Nathan Bishop and Sergio Romero: they want to play and that's a competition I like. David has been a top, top keeper and he still is.

"He's working to be ready when he plays. If it's Dean or David, I'm very comfortable with both of them and I'm very happy that none of them are happy to not play."