BLOW FOR MANCHESTER UNITED AS DE GEA INJURES KNEE IN EUROPA LEAGUE LOSS
Man utd have suffered another injury setback as Goal keeper David De Gea injured his knee during the warm up of their Europa League clash away to Danish team Midtjylland. This sees De Gea added to their already long injury list.
He was replaced by goalkeeper Sergio Romero for the Round of 32 first leg clash in Denmark. Romero made a number of fine saves in his first United appearance since the defeat on penalties to Middlesbrough in the Capital One Cup, but he could not prevent a shocking result.
After the game Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal confirmed that the injury was to David De Gea’s Knee, but he could not confirm the extent of the injury.
“Also a knee problem, so we have to wait and seed,” he told BT Sport. “We have to investigate (on Friday) with a scan or something like that. We cannot answer now.”
United have suffered a huge series of injuries in recent weeks.
The latest has seen them lose midfielder Marouane Fellaini after scans revealed a tear in his hamstring which is set to rule him out until the end of March.
On Wednesday, the Times reported striker Wayne Rooney could miss two months of the season with a knee ligament injury.
Also among the Man United injured are Matteo Darmian, Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones, Luke Shaw, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Antonio Valencia, Ashley Young and Adnan Januzaj.
Up next for United is an away trip in the FA Cup to Sheffield Wednesday.