MAN UTD are preparing to take on West Ham in a crucial game for their Champions League ambitions tomorrow.
But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under pressure to drop David De Gea with team-mates reportedly growing increasingly frustrated with his performances on the pitch and in training.Manchester United and Chelsea have joined the race for Nathan Ake.Manchester City have made the first tentative contact with Bournemouth about a potential £35million deal for the Dutch international defender.But there is unlikely to be any quick switch finalised because Ake, 25, is likely to be a man in demand over the coming two months.Chelsea still retain a buy-back option on the centre-back who came through their academy system.And Manchester United have quietly made their interest known as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to increase his own defensive options.
Meanwhile, David Moyes says the difference between him and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the current Manchester United boss has been given more time.West Ham boss Moyes took over from Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford in July 2013 but was sacked just nine months later in April.
He said: “Ole had a difficult start, but the difference between Ole and me is that he’s being given time.
“He’s bringing players in from the academy, which United have always stood for.
“They have got really exciting young players of their own now.”
In other news, Dimitar Berbatov claimed David De Gea needs competition to end his dodgy Manchester United form – with Dean Henderson the ideal man.
He told Betfair: “If United decide to bring back Dean Henderson I think that will do him good.
“Players need that competition and Henderson is doing tremendously well in my opinion.
“You need to have that competition for places and sometimes when you feel too secure in your position that is the moment when you start making mistakes.