Paul Scholes thinks Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should have dropped David de Gea following the 3-3 draw with Everton last month and installed Dean Henderson as the new No 1. However the Manchester United boss kept faith with De Gea and he remains the leading man between the sticks.
De Gea has been granted permission to return to Spain for the birth of his first child so Henderson has started the last three matches.
The former Sheffield United loanee is hoping to keep his team-mate out of the starting XI with a string of fine performances.
But Scholes thinks Solskjaer should have put his faith in Henderson a lot sooner.
“This is his big opportunity to cement his place in the team,” Scholes told BT Sport.
“I love David. He’s been a sensational goalkeeper for this club for many years. But after the Everton game, three or four weeks ago, when he conceded a couple of goals he probably shouldn’t have I thought it was time for Henderson to come in.
Meanwhile, Roy Keane has recently hailed Henderson.
He said: “The goalkeeper was excellent. Ole used the word ‘nice presence about him’ that’s what all the top goalkeepers have and I think this kid has got a great chance of being a brilliant goalkeeper for Man Utd.”