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David de Gea had a Wembley nightmare with some high profile errors as Manchester United were dumped out of the FA Cup by Chelsea, sparking debate over his role.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted David de Gea made some inexplicable errors as Manchester United slumped to a 3-1 defeat against Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.

David de Gea has been frequently lauded as one of the world’s best by his United manager, but significant errors have crept into his game and Sunday’s cup clash was one he will want to forget.

As well as being beaten by a close-range Olivier Giroud shot that he might have kept out on another day, De Gea let a skidding shot from Mason Mount slip under his body to allow Chelsea a 2-0 lead.

Solskjaer acknowledged De Gea should have done better, telling the BBC: “He knows he should save that one 100 times out of 100 but that’s football for you. I made the choice to play him and he was mentally ready for the match”

In a subsequent media conference, Solskjaer was asked whether he might have a choice to make about his goalkeeper position in future, given the number of times De Gea has been at fault.

He also made it clear that De Gea, like every Man United player, must earn his place in the team.

“Everyone has to fight for his place in the team by performing at a high level consistently,” Solskjaer added.

“He knows he could have done better and saved the second goal. But now the error is done and we have to move on.

“It is very difficult for a goalkeeper to justify mistakes after they have cost you goals. Even if he made good saves later.”

In his television interview, Solskjaer said United, having seen one chance of silverware disappear, needed to take the right attitude into their final two Premier League games against West Ham and Leicester City and the subsequent battle for a European trophy.

Speaking to Footy Area, Solskjaer said, “There is no use feeling sorry for ourselves now, we have to pick ourselves up and get ready for the remaining two games and the Europa league.”

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