Jamie O’Hara rubbished claims Tom Heaton can be pushing to be Manchester United’s No.1 this season, as he additionally backed Dean Henderson to start out over David De Gea.
Heaton returned to Previous Trafford this summer season having come by way of the membership’s youth ranks earlier than leaving in 2010 with out ever making an look.
The 35-year-old spent the subsequent decade enjoying within the Championship and Premier League and went again to United on a free switch after leaving Aston Villa.
He lastly obtained his first minutes of motion for the Purple Devils in a pre-season pleasant this week, in a 2-1 win over Derby County, maintaining a clear sheet within the 45 minutes he performed.
After the sport, Heaton stated he’s aiming to problem for a beginning place.
“That’s the plan,” he stated. “After all I’ve had a good bit of expertise below my belt so I feel I can add maybe a special dimension to the division. There’ll be an expert respect and assist throughout it. However personally that’s the intention, in all places I’ve been in my profession you step on and try to get within the group.”
There have even been solutions Heaton needs to be the highest choose for Solskjaer this season, with the goalkeeper unburdened by the chopping and altering between De Gea and Henderson final time period that harmed each goalkeepers’ kind.
Nonetheless, former Tottenham midfielder O’Hara insists it’s going to solely between Henderson and De Gea.
When requested to call his order of goalkeepers, O’Hara stated: “Dean Henderson, David De Gea, Tom Heaton.
“Tom Heaton is an excellent goalkeeper, however he’s not on the extent of David De Gea and what Dean Henderson is doing.
“I feel it’s like final season, they battle it out for the No.1 jersey. De Gea and Henderson are each high ‘keepers.
“With De Gea, you’ll get errors – he’s going to throw one in.
“Henderson is extra stable, doesn’t make too many errors, however he’s not pretty much as good along with his ft like David De Gea is.
“It is going to rely upon how he [Solskjaer] needs to arrange. It’s going to be actually fascinating to see who he does begin as a result of your ‘keeper is massively vital.
“With the followers again as properly, their kind at dwelling was stunning final season and with the followers again they’re not going to have that.
“The stress goes to be on in the event that they don’t get off to begin.”