Manchester United have a David de Gea knee injury concern ahead of their all-important Champions League clash against Paris Saint-Germain.
The superstar Spaniard would collide into the post as James Ward-Prowse made it 2-0 to Southampton. David de Gea would have to be substituted off, handing a United Premier League debut to Dean Henderson in the process.
At the time, it felt and looked like an impact injury. We’ve all done it. Banging your knee is never nice and it certainly hurts for a few days afterwards.
However, United are taking no chances with this one, with De Gea set for a scan on the injured area ahead of the PSG game on Wednesday night. That’s according to the Daily Mail, which is leaving United sweating on the fitness of their key star.
After full-time, Solskjaer had this to say:
‘[David has] a knock just above the knee, so hopefully he’ll be okay for Wednesday, but we don’t know.’ Solskjaer stated after the game.
‘Let’s have a little scan or check tomorrow [Monday], but Dean came on and looked very assured.’
As the gaffer says, Henderson looked superb against Southampton in that second 45. The Englishman made a couple of key saves and I’d have full confidence in him starting ahead of De Gea if that situation arises.
With that said, having De Gea fit and ready is absolutely vital. Credit where it’s due, he’s bounced back massively this season. Perhaps that’s due to the increased pressure placed on him with Henderson vying for that number one jersey, perhaps he’s just in a better place mentally.
I’m no doctor, though I get the impression Solskjaer isn’t too worried about De Gea’s long-term availability. Perhaps it’ll give him out for a game or two but I’d be shocked if he isn’t available for selection within the next week or so.
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