Man Utd's Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gets tough over David De Gea in West Ham press conference[/b]


Man Utd’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gets tough over David De Gea in West Ham press conference[/b]

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has refused to criticise David De Gea. The Spain international has struggled this season and, on Sunday, endured a horrific afternoon as Chelsea beat the Red Devils 3-1 in their FA Cup semi-final clash. But he could get the nod for Wednesday night’s crunch showdown with West Ham at Old Trafford.[/b]
De Gea was woeful for United against Chelsea on Sunday as the Red Devils saw their hopes of FA Cup glory ended on a nightmare afternoon at Wembley soccer tips daily win.[/b]
The Spain international has made a series of costly errors throughout the course of the campaign, leading to criticism from fans and pundits across the world.[/b]
But Solskjaer has refused to lay into the 29-year-old and, speaking before Wednesday’s showdown with West Ham, said: "This is not going to become a David De Gea press conference, we’re just gonna stick together.[/b]
“David’s mentally strong enough to know his job is to perform in training the next day and be ready for the games.”[/b]
On if he has a big decision to make, with Sergio Romero waiting in the wings, he added: "That’s your job to talk about and write about and my job is to prepare a team for West Ham.[/b]
"We’re not gonna talk about individuals because no one here will feel we put more pressure on them.”[/b]
For United, the defeat against Chelsea was their first since their 2-0 loss to Liverpool at Anfield in January.[/b]
And Solskjaer wants a strong response from his side, saying: “When you lose a game you’re hurt, disappointed, focus on the next thing.[/b]
"Defeat is not the end of the world, it was end of FA Cup dream and final but business as usual and onto the next game.[/b]

"We’ve had so many setbacks as a club, lost games before and now we have to put on a performance.”[/b]
He also admitted Champions League qualification was vital for the club.[/b]
“Always you want to be a part of the best tournaments and teams,” he said.[/b]
"But then again Man United is attractive enough.[/b]
"I think everyone can see now we’re on a journey towards something better - I think so, anyway soccer tips prediction.[/b]
"It’s in our own hands, don’t wanna talk about how much it’ll mean financially to attract people, we have just gotta focus on these next two games and make sure we’re there.”[/b]
United lost 2-0 to West Ham when they met earlier in the season.[/b]
But they did beat the Hammers when they face at Old Trafford last term.[/b]