The Norwegian head coach inherited a club in turmoil after Jose Mourinho was sacked following Manchester United’s 3-1 loss to bitter rivals Liverpool FC at Anfield last December.
Solskjaer’s side went on a 12-game unbeaten run under the interim manager, including brilliant victories on the road at Arsenal and Chelsea FC in the FA Cup.
Manchester United were 3-1 winners against Paris Saint-Germain at Parc des Princes to book the club’s place in the Champions League quarter-finals before losing to FC Barcelona.
Solskjaer was made permanent manager at the end of March but the Red Devils have struggled to maintain their initial form under the Norwegian head coach.
However, De Gea was still eager to highlight two ways that Solskjaer has undoubtedly improved the Manchester United side since his appointment nine months ago.
“We have improved a lot defensively. We are conceding fewer goals than last season,” De Gea told Man United’s website, as quoted by Metro.
“Last year we were letting in too many goals, but we are defending better and from there the team is improving.
“Of course, when you defend well, the team is bound to improve. We have some great players up front and we just have to keep on improving.”
Manchester United returned to winning ways last weekend thanks to a narrow 1-0 victory over Leicester City at Old Trafford after Marcus Rashford’s first-half penalty.
The Red Devils haven’t won the Premier League title since Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge back in 2013.
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