Manchester United were supposed to use this two-week international break to get players fit and healthy for a crunch match against Liverpool this coming Sunday.
After some positive news earlier on that front earlier in the week, United could have just been dealt a major injury blow – just five days before the crunch match against our Merseyside rivals.
The story comes from the BBC, who state that United star David de Gea is a doubt to take on Liverpool after coming off injured during Spain’s game on Monday night.
Apparently, the 28-year-old hurt his thigh after clearing a backpass upfield. Immediately, De Gea clutched the injured area and was substituted off immediately.
Timing-wise, this couldn’t have been any worse. Quite frankly, United face an uphill battle with a fully fit squad available to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer against an opponent like Liverpool. When key faces are sidelined, the task becomes nigh-on impossible.
Fortunately, Sergio Romero is a top-quality back-up who has never let United down when given the opportunity to play. Hopefully, that trend continues should he be called upon this weekend.
Although we’re not sure about the full extent of the injury right now, we’ll bring you the latest as soon as we get it…