Manchester United Football Club were supposed to use this international break in order to get players back from injury for the huge game against Liverpool.
Although some key faces are likely to return, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been hit with a further blow. We covered a story from the BBC in which it was claimed that David de Gea is now an injury doubt to take on our Merseyside rivals.
The Red Devils shot-stopper came up limp while playing for Spain last night and was immediately replaced by Chelsea’s Kepa.
Missing your best player over the last half-decade going into such a crucial game is a huge blow for the Old Trafford faithful. However, the goalkeeper position is one area United have gotten right in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era.
Sergio Romero is a top-quality back-up, while Dean Henderson and Joel Pereira are both incredibly gifted, too.
Anyway, the fan reaction to the news was certainly mixed. Half are seriously concerned going into the Liverpool match, while some United fans aren’t worried at all about De Gea being missing…
For me, I’m somewhere in the middle. It does present Romero with an excellent opportunity to remind us all just how brilliant he is, though.