Manchester United were supposed to use the international break in order to get players back from injury. In fact, things have seemingly gotten even worse for the Red Devils.
Now it’s David de Gea’s turn to fall foul of the injury bug – and it couldn’t have occurred at a worse time.
The story comes from The Sun, who confirm the Spaniard’s injury blow, and they write that United ‘fear’ their key star could be sidelined for ‘up to two months’.
De Gea cleared the ball during a Spain game on Tuesday evening and immediately fell to the ground clutching his thigh. You’re always more concerned when a player gets injured in innocuous circumstances and our worst fears have come to reality.
Two weeks without arguably the best player within our squad is going to make our task all-the-harder. I know that Sergio Romero is a top-quality back-up, but not having De Gea until almost Christmas is going to be a huge struggle.
With Liverpool visiting Old Trafford this Sunday, this is the start of a really tough run of fixtures for the Red Devils with a large portion of fixtures being away from home. Considering Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side haven’t won on the road since March, well, this could get worse before it gets better…