Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed David de Gea will require a knee scan after picking up an injury during Manchester United‘s 3-2 comeback win over Southampton on Sunday, November 29.
Knee Scan Needed for David De Gea After Collision With Post
As if James Ward Prowse’s free-kick giving Southampton a two-goal lead at St Mary’s wasn’t bad enough for Manchester United, the goalkeeper colliding with the post was an extra bit of gloom. Ward Prowse’s free-kick crept in at the near post and David de Gea hit his knee as he scrambled to try and keep the ball out of the net.
The Spanish International stayed on until the break but had to be replaced for the second half by Dean Henderson.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Confirms Knee Scan for David De Gea
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed to Sky Sports that the keeper would be sent for a scan to investigate the extent of any potential damage:
“Let’s have a little scan or check on (De Gea),” Solskjaer said. “Hopefully he will be okay for Wednesday but I’m not sure.”
Dean Henderson’s Chance
Dean Henderson finally got his Premier League chance for Manchester United and will have been delighted to keep a clean sheet in the second 45 minutes of the game. When De Gea left the pitch, United were trailing 2-0 and heading for another defeat. Solskjaer was pleased with the performance of the young keeper:
“Dean played well though. He is a ‘keeper who is used to being vocal. He wants to organise his team. He didn’t have big saves to make but he was safe with his hands.”
Since returning to his parent club after a successful stint on loan last season with Sheffield United, Henderson has found game time hard to come by. Another loan move in January has been mooted but the Manchester United manager was quick to play down that idea saying that the player “wants to stay at Manchester United”, amid reports he could leave on loan in January.
Champions League Next for Manchester United
Solskjaer is hoping that De Gea will be okay for the Champions League tie on Wednesday 2nd December against Paris Saint Germain. If he is not cleared to play, Dean Henderson will be ready to step in for what would be the biggest game of his career to date.
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