BANGALORE: Manchester United chief Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has to show that he is not afraid to make big decisions and let go of the goalkeeper David de Gea, who made the mistake of the last two Premier League games, said former England striker Ian Wright.
De Gea made a number of unusual mistakes in recent games, including those that enabled Chelsea to make 1-1 in the Sunday draw, which prevented United from winning sixth in the top four.
Solskjaer backed De Gee to get rid of his bad form in his last two matches against Huddersfield Town and Cardiff City, but Wright believes the Norwegians must take a different approach.
"If (Solskjaer) really wants to stamp his mark and let people know he is not afraid to make a decision, he should take it out," Wright told BBC Radio 5 Live.
"If the manager explains everything and tells him he is facing him face to face, why he leaves him out and gives him a break, it's male management and what Solskjaer has to do."
De Gea's deal was supposed to end this year before United activated a one-year extension, but that didn't stop the media messages linking him with the move from Old Trafford.
Wright said the De Gee season is about to end, which will help the wrestling Spaniard solve his future at the club while Sergio Romero will fill up.
"He (De Gea) has to go on vacation and split the contract," Wright added. "Sometimes you have to pull someone out of fire. He is one of the best goalkeepers in the world and needs a break.
“It's happening a lot and it's under great pressure. When you look at how United plays at the moment, he puts him in such a situation that he is under stronger pressure. "