Ole Gunnar Solskjær has welcomed the “bond” between Dean Henderson and David de Gea that he says exists despite fierce competition between the goalkeepers to be first choice for Manchester United.

Henderson was preferred to De Gea for Sunday’s 2-1 win over Brighton, a sign that the 24-year-old may now be considered Solskjær’s first choice given that the Spaniard had previously been picked regularly in the Premier League.

Henderson has been the regular goalkeeper in cup competitions so if De Gea is selected for Thursday’s Europa League quarter-final first leg at Granada this could further suggest the latter has been demoted.