Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is facing one of his biggest calls as Manchester United boss when it comes to his goalkeepers.

The Norwegian might appear to be in a pickle in terms of who is his No.1 at Old Trafford.

His continued faith in David De Gea is starting to look blind at times due to the Spaniard's increasing inconsistency.

De Gea has been one of the greatest signings of the last decade at United, but mistakes from him are becoming more common place after heading into his 30s.

But Solskjaer should count himself fortunate that he has a a more than capable replacement in the shape of Dean Henderson.

David De Gea has Dean Henderson waiting in the wings

Few managers in the top flight have the privilege of being able to call upon two high-class keepers at any one time, but Solskjaer does.

Henderson is still just 23 and has the bulk of his career ahead of him. He is fiercely ambitious and desperate to usurp De Gea as first choice at United.

But will Solskjaer have the courage to give him that chance?

Henderson will line-up against West Ham in the FA Cup tonight, but he will know even a perfect performance might not be enough for him to keep his place when United travel to West Brom at the weekend.

He has started just three Premier League games this season and 11 in total in all competitions.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should move on from David De Gea

This isn't what he had in mind when agreeing to return to Old Trafford following a successful loan spell with Sheffield United last season, one that earned him England recognition.

Henderson knows he has to be playing regularly to earn a place in Gareth Southgate's squad for this summer's Euros, but Solskjaer is doing him few favours.

Solskjaer insists no-one is immune from the axe when he said this week: "Every player has to earn the right to earn his place of course - we're a squad with competition and that applies to absolutely every single one in the team. That is the same for every single one of us."

Perhaps the time has come for Solskjaer to start practising what he preaches - and give Henderson the chance he do desperately wants and needs.