Manchester United have suffered a major injury blow ahead of their weekend’s Premier League showdown against Liverpool
The Red Devils have headed to the international window sitting in the bottom half of the table and will be poised to improve their tally of nine points after eight league matches when they take on Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday.
However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer might be deprived of David De Gea’s services for the upcoming derby after the 28-year-old goalkeeper limped out of Spain’s 1-1 away draw with Sweden in Euro 2020 qualifier on Tuesday night.
The experienced shot-stopper made his debut under the new coach Robert Moreno but was forced out of action with a muscle injury just beyond the hour mark.
Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has limped off for Spain after appearing to injure himself whilst taking a goal kick 🤕 pic.twitter.com/sbPwrIRuxA— Goal (@goal) October 15, 2019
De Gea made a couple of stunning saves in the first half and also came to the rescue twice in quick succession to deny Marcus Berg and Emil Forsberg in the 50th minute before the former headed home a rebound to put Sweden in front.
Rodrigo Moreno’s late equalizer eventually sent the Red Fury to Euro 2020, but De Gea’s injury will, nonetheless, cause Solskjaer all sorts of problems ahead of United’s pivotal league fixture.
The Spanish goalkeeper dropped to the ground in the 60th minute for what appears to be a muscle injury before the two members of Spain’s medical staff escorted him off the pitch.