Jose Mourinho explains David de Gea absence from Manchester United squad

Manchester United took on, and beat Sunderland this afternoon, as Jose Mourinho’s men once again proved that their away from has been considerably better than our home displays recently. In truth, the Reds won this one at a canter against ex-boss, David Moyes.

When this team news was announced it came as a surprise that David de Gea wasn’t in the squad whatsoever. Shortly after, Jose Mourinho was giving his pre-match interview and he confirmed why.

The gaffer explained that his #1 has a ‘little problem’, before adding that the Spaniard should be back for next week. that probably rules him out of our Europa League first-leg game against Anderlecht on Thursday, but hopefully, he’ll be back for Chelsea at home next Sunday.

‘David has a little problem, and he has not travelled. Normally Sergio plays in the Europa League, and that is next Thursday, so not bad for him at all to have a match before that.’ Mourinho is quoted as saying by Sky Sports, as per the Daily Mail.

‘I believe David will be ready for next week.’

Honestly, the rest will do him good. Sergio Romero would have probably deputised in between the sticks in the Europa League anyway, so the only game he technically would have missed was today’s – which we obviously won.

In all seriousness, credit has to go to our Argentine back-up. He’s been pretty wonderful every time he has been called upon, and has really proven his worth to the manager.

It was also great for Joel Pereira to get himself named in the matchday squad for the first-time, and he’ll be hoping that this is just the start for him at this great football club.

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