David De Gea is set to undergo a scan on a knee injury suffered while warming up ahead ofManchester United’s loss to Midtjylland.
The Spaniard had been set to start the Europa League last-32 first leg but limped down the tunnel after going through the motions ahead of kick-off, leaving back-up goalkeeper Sergio Romero to take his place.
The news follows just 24 hours after Wayne Rooney’s knee injury, which could rule him out for up to two months, was confirmed.
United were left without a goalkeeper on the bench as Romero was the only alternative named in the 18-man squad with third-choice Sam Johnstone also currently injured.
“It happened in the warm-up,” Louis van Gaal confirmed to reporters after the game. “We have to wait and see for the scan [on Friday], when maybe we can say more.”
The news is a big blow for the Red Devils with De Gea having been in superb form once again this season, after a summer which saw him miss out on a move to Real Madrid and sign a new long-term contract at Old Trafford.
Van Gaal’s injury problems, however, continue to mount up with United nursing a lengthy injury list that also includes Matteo Darmian, Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw, Marouane Fellaini, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Antonio Valencia and Adnan Januzaj.
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