The latest news on De Gea's knee injury

Monday 30 November 2020 08:48

David De Gea had to be withdrawn for Manchester United at Southampton, after sustaining an injury in the first half.

On his 501st club appearance - 417 for United and 84 for Atletico Madrid - the Spaniard was forced off and is now a doubt for Wednesday's crunch Champions League tie with Paris Saint-Germain.

The goalkeeper crashed into a post as he tried, in vain, to save James Ward-Prowse's free-kick, which sent the Saints 2-0 up at St. Mary's.

De Gea finished the first half for the Reds but came off at the interval, with Dean Henderson making his league debut for United.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was asked about the condition of our no.1 during his post-match interview with us.

"A knock just above the knee, so hopefully he’ll be okay for Wednesday, but we don’t know," Ole told MUTV's Stewart Gardner, following our dramatic 3-2 win.

"Let’s have a little scan or check tomorrow [Monday], but Dean came on and looked very assured."

After the match, De Gea posted this update via his official Instagram account: "With a comeback like this one, the knee pain is more bearable! Great work, I'll be back soon. C'MON - MY TEAM!"

United face PSG on Wednesday and will hope to have De Gea available for selection for the important Group H game.

Furthermore, Alex Telles came off for Brandon Williams in the closing stages at St. Mary's, appearing to feel some discomfort around his groin.

Before the victory, Ole also said Paul Pogba could be back for United against the French champions after being unavailable due to an ankle injury.

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Scott McTominay also missed the trip to Southampton and Anthony Martial was absent from Sunday's encounter through illness. 

The boss will hopefully provide an update on team news in Tuesday's pre-match press conference.