David de Gea unlikely to play in Man United’s clash with Liverpool while Paul Pogba is out

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Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea suffered a groin injury during Spain


David de Gea unlikely to play in Man United’s clash with Liverpool while Paul Pogba is definitely out… but Anthony Martial and Aaron Wan-Bissaka back in contention in boost for under-pressure Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

  • Solskjaer says David de Gea’s groin injury ‘not as bad’ as first feared
  • Goalkeeper hobbled out of Spain’s Euro 2020 qualifier with Sweden last week
  • Man United manager suggested De Gea wasn’t completely ruled out of Sunday
  • Paul Pogba is definitely set to miss the meeting with Liverpool at Old Trafford
  • But Anthony Martial and Aaron Wan-Bissaka could be fit in double boost 

David de Gea is unlikely to play in Manchester United‘s clash with bitter rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday but has yet to be completely ruled out.

De Gea limped out of Spain‘s Euro 2020 qualifier with Sweden at the weekend with a groin injury and was expected to be sidelined for several weeks.

But Solskjaer has left the door open for his goalkeeper to make an unlikely return against the Premier League leaders. 

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea suffered a groin injury during Spain’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Sweden last week – but the injury isn’t as bad as first feared

De Gea's groin injury 'isn't as bad' as first feared, according to United boss Solskjaer

De Gea’s groin injury ‘isn’t as bad’ as first feared, according to United boss Solskjaer

Solskjaer's struggling side take on bitter rivals Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday

Solskjaer’s struggling side take on bitter rivals Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday

Man United fixtures 

Sunday  Liverpool (H)

Thursday  Partizan Belgrade (A)

Europa League group stage

October 27 Norwich City (A)

October 30 Chelsea (A)

Carabao Cup fourth round

November 2 Bournemouth (A)

November 7 Partizan Belgrade (H)

Europa League group stage 

‘I don’t expect him to play but it wasn’t as bad as feared,’ said Solskjaer. ‘When I saw the (Spain) game I thought that’s him out until the next international break but it’s not as bad.’

Paul Pogba will miss the game with a foot injury but Anthony Martial and Aaron Wan-Bissaka are back in contention despite not having trained much after injury and illness. 

Luke Shaw, Phil Jones and Jesse Lingard have also been sidelined but Solskjaer is waiting for news after many of his players returned from international duty

‘Of course, I would like to tell you positive news,’ said Solskjaer. ‘Hopefully we’ll see on Sunday who’s come through the last two sessions because there are players that just started training on the verge of coming back so I can’t really say.’

Midfielder Paul Pogba is definitely ruled out of Sunday's match with leaders Liverpool

Midfielder Paul Pogba is definitely ruled out of Sunday’s match with leaders Liverpool

Striker Anthony Martial could be in contention to play but lacks match fitness after injury

Striker Anthony Martial could be in contention to play but lacks match fitness after injury

 

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