Not everything is going right for Manchester United at this moment. Losing to FC Midtjylland last week set a new low for Manager Louis Van Gaal and his team.
David De Gea’s injury is the latest news to hit Manchester United. The ace Spaniard did not start against Midtjylland in the first leg of the Europa League game which resulted in a 2-1 defeat for the United side.
According to ESPN FC reports, United boss Louis Van Gaal stated that De Gea didn’t receive any serious injury and there was nothing to worry about. Van Gaal also stated that the United goalkeeper had been suffering because of a knee problem but would soon hit the training grounds.
Thursday night’s second leg encounter in the Europa League against Midtjylland becomes crucial after United lost in the first leg. Manchester United will be hoping that De Gea gets back in shape for the upcoming clash.
De Gea wasn’t named in the squad for Monday night’s FA Cup match against Shrewsbury Town and that gave us a clue about his fitness. When Van Gaal was asked to give a progress report on De Gea’s injuries, he said, “That’s true. We have to wait and see if he’s available for Thursday.”
Manchester United are now left with only one fit goalkeeper, Sergio Romero. He replaced the 25-year-old De Gea at Midjylland. According to ESPN FC sources, the incident occurred during a routine save after which De Gea headed straight for the dressing room. He was soon replaced by Romero in the match.
According to Manchester Evening News, Van Gaal had to bring back Rookie keeper Dean Henderson as the “18-year-old was named on the bench for the Shrewsbury game.”
“We have still 13 players injured so we have a small group. That’s the difficulty,” Van Gaal later stated.
We will give you the latest reports and updates as soon as they come in.