Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given a positive update regarding the injury situation of the first team goalkeeper David De Gea while the Mirror has reported that four other key men are expected to return for the game against Liverpool on Sunday.
For those who don’t know, De Gea was confirmed to have an adductor injury in Spain’s Euro 2020 qualifying draw with Sweden on Tuesday night early in the second half. There were fears that the injury could be much worse.
Even though the Manchester United manager has confirmed that the situation with De Gea isn’t as bad as first thought, the Spaniard will not be starting against Liverpool.
At his press conference, Solskjaer said:
“Of course, I would like to tell you positive news, hopefully… we’ll see on Sunday who’s come through the last two sessions,”
“Because there’s players here who have just started training, just on the verge of coming back or not so I can’t really say.”
“Well, I don’t expect him [De Gea] to play. But it wasn’t as bad as feared. When I saw the game, I thought that’s him out until next international break because we’ve had some long-term muscle injuries but it’s not as bad as feared.”
Though the former Manchester United legend refused to comment on any other injured players, British tabloid the Mirror claims Anthony Martial, Luke Shaw, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Jesse Lingard could all return against Liverpool.
Martial has been out for over a month now with a thigh injury, while Shaw has been on the sidelines nursing a hamstring injury since back in August. It is being reported that both of them have returned to the training is there is a high probability of them featuring in the vital game against our archenemies.
Wan-Bissaka has been recovering from tonsillitis and is expected to be back in contention for the match, while Lingard has also stepped up his recovery from a thigh injury.