David de Gea latest Manchester United player to pick up injury
Manchester United were dealt a major blow prior to their Europa League tie against FC Midtjylland in Denmark. Star goalkeeper David de Gea picked up a knee injury during the warm-up and had to sit out the match against the Danish side.
The Spaniard was replaced by Sergio Romero in goal but the Argentine goalkeeper could not stop Manchester United from suffering a shock 2-1 loss at the hands of their opponents.
De Gea became the latest player to join the long list of injured players at the club. A few days ago, Wayne Rooney also joined the injury list which contains stars such as Marouane Fellaini, Adnan Januzaj, and Matteo Darmian. Rooney picked a knee injury while Darmian had dislocated his shoulder for the side from Manchester.
The Spanish goalkeeper was named in the starting XI for the Europa League game but just 10 minutes before the start of the match, he had to be replaced by Sergio Romero.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, who was expecting a win against the Danish minnows, did have an update on the goalkeeper's condition after the 2-1 defeat: “It happened in the warm-up," he said. "We have to wait and see for the scan tomorrow, then maybe we can say more but it was a big surprise.”
The other players on the United injury list include Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw, Ashley Young, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, Guillermo Varela, Antonio Valencia and Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Manchester United next face Shrewsbury away in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Monday night before playing against the Danish side in the return leg of the Europa League.
Van Gaal will be hoping for a few of his star players to return to action, as the side looks to make it into the Champions League by winning the Europa League.