'Strong' De Gea under no extra pressure from Man Utd, says Solskjaer

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VIDEO SHOWS: NEWS CONFERENCE WITH MANCHESTER UNITED MANAGER OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER / FILE FOOTAGE OF MANCHESTER UNITED GOALKEEPER, DAVID DE GEA

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1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MANCHESTER UNITED MANAGER, OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER, SAYING:

"This isn't going to become a De Gea press conference, we're just going to stick together. We have got two games and just focus on that one. David is mentally strong enough to know his job is to perform in training the next day and then be ready for games,"

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2. VARIOUS OF DAVID DE GEA DURING MANCHESTER UNITED'S SUMMER TOUR

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3. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MANCHESTER UNITED MANAGER, OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER, SAYING:

"Well so far we have done really well after the restart, and at the moment I am just thinking about this one game. Of course if we can get through unbeaten that is us in the Champions League next year. But now all eyes are on West Ham. We know their threats and how well they have played lately, so we just have to focus on that one. Very boring answer but that is it."

STORY: Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is mentally strong enough to overcome his errors in their FA Cup semi-final defeat by Chelsea and the club will not put additional pressure on the Spaniard, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Tuesday (July 21).

De Gea, 29, was at fault for Olivier Giroud's opener in the first half on Sunday (July 19) and allowed Mason Mount's shot to squirm through him and into the net after the restart as United lost 3-1 to crash out of the competition.

The mistakes have prompted calls for De Gea to be dropped.

But Solskjaer said United, who are chasing a top-four Premier League finish to seal European qualification, had to focus on Wednesday's (July 22) clash against West Ham United.

"This isn't going to become a De Gea press conference, we're just going to stick together. David is mentally strong enough to know his job is to perform in training and be ready for games," Solskjaer told reporters.

United, who are fifth in the table with 62 points, can go three points ahead of fourth-placed Leicester City before the two teams meet in the final game of the season on Sunday (July 26).

But Solskjaer expects a tough test against West Ham under former United boss David Moyes, with the London club looking to win three games in a row.

(Production: Iain Axon)