Lee Grant has joked that his performance in a pre-season friendly against Aston Villa has made Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s job “even more difficult”.
The Norwegian has a huge call to make regarding his No 1 ahead of Manchester United’s season opener with Crystal Palace.
David de Gea retained the confidence of his manager despite several high profile errors last term.
But the return of Dean Henderson, who has just signed a lucrative new deal, has seen calls for him to usurp the Spaniard.
Sergio Romero, who was the club’s cup goalkeeper last term, has been pushed further down the pecking order and could yet seek pastures new.
But Grant, who had a run out on Saturday, has claimed that he could now be in the mix himself.
He told MUTV: “I thought he [Henderson] did fantastically well.
“David’s come back from international duty as sharp as ever.
“And I’ve kept a clean sheet today and made the gaffer’s job even more difficult next week.”
Grant moved to Old Trafford in 2018 but has barely featured in the two seasons.
Solskjaer doesn’t have an easy decision to make and Gary Neville sees it as a major problem as the United boss seeks consistency.
He said: “The idea that Dean Henderson would come into Manchester United and replace David de Gea as No1 goalkeeper straight away… it won’t happen, I can guarantee it won’t happen.
“This has got ‘problem’ written all over it. The one area of the pitch where you need consistency and stability is your goalkeeper, you need to know who your No1 is, you cannot be flip-flopping.
“It just does not work. I’ve never seen it work at any club or at international level.
“Where there is a decision to be made about two goalkeepers you have to pick your No1, go with him and stick with him, even if there is a mistake.”