Manchester United Ace Suffers Injury Ahead Of Liverpool Game: A Big Blow For Solskjaer?

In a post-match interview after Spain’s 1-1 draw with Sweden last night (via the Metro), Robert Moreno provided an injury update on Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea and said, ‘He had pain in the abductor muscle but he received treatment at half-time and wanted to keep playing.

‘He gave us his word, but in the end, he couldn’t continue.’

De Gea’s Injury Spells Big Trouble For Man United

It seems like the Spanish goalie has suffered a muscle injury during the game but decided to carry on until he had to hobble off the pitch, which is never a good sign. With a crucial fixture against Liverpool coming up in the Premier League this weekend, De Gea’s latest injury setback will be a bitter pill to swallow for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and everyone associated with the Red Devils.

The Madrid-born custodian has been a rock at the back for Man United since his move from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2011. He has established himself amongst the best goalkeepers in world football. However, he has also been guilty of putting in some disappointing displays for the Mancunian giants this season.

De Gea has made nine appearances for Solskjaer’s team this term, conceding eight goals while securing three clean sheets in all competitions. The 28-year-old has also earned 41 international caps for the Spanish national side thus far.

What Makes The Spanish Keeper Such A Special Talent?

De Gea is a world-class keeper who can pull off some majestic saves at the back when his teammates need him the most. He is a brilliant shot-stopper and can handle the ball quite well. The Spaniard has fast reflexes and is generally quite reliable with the ball at his feet. 

De Gea Unlikely To Feature Vs Liverpool: Huge Blow For Solskjaer?

Thus, losing a keeper of De Gea’s ilk will be a massive blow for the Red Devils when they face off against their arch-rivals, Liverpool at Old Trafford this weekend. Solsjaer is in dire need of a positive result so that he can buy some time to save his managerial job at the Theatre of Dreams. However, De Gea’s unavailability will be a problem for the Mancunian outfit as Sergio Romero is not reliable enough to play in the Premier League week in week out.

The Man United supporters will now be hoping for De Gea’s speedy recovery so that he can come back stronger than ever and help turn their fortunes around for the better during the busy winter months in English football.

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Abhinab Ghosh

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