David De Gea walks off with Spain's medical staff after being injured in the game against Sweden in Stockholm.

De Gea injured as Spain draw in Sweden

Wednesday 16 October 2019 08:50

Spain head coach Robert Moreno has provided a brief update on David De Gea, after the Manchester United goalkeeper suffered an injury during Tuesday's 1-1 draw against Sweden.

The Old Trafford no.1 appeared to sustain a problem when taking a goal-kick during the second half of his country’s Euro 2020 qualifier in Stockholm.

After kicking the ball, De Gea immediately gestured to the Spain bench and was swiftly replaced by Chelsea stopper Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Speaking after the final whistle, head coach Moreno briefly discussed David’s condition with the media and admitted the 28-year-old had initially attempted to play on with the injury. 

De Gea was having a great game for Spain prior to getting injured.

“He had pain in the abductor muscle but he received treatment at half-time and wanted to keep playing,” Spain’s head coach revealed to reporters in Scandinavia. 

De Gea's fitness will no doubt be a concern for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ahead of Sunday's clash with Liverpool, but it is important to state that no update has yet been given by United's medical staff.

Our first-choice goalkeeper has been a model of consistency over the past few years and has missed just one league fixture in each of the last three seasons.

The Spaniard’s chances of playing this weekend could well be discussed when Ole briefs the media ahead of the game; while the day and time for this are still to be confirmed, the manager's press conference will be streamed live in our Official App.

Prior to picking up the injury against Sweden - who had Victor Lindelof playing in defence - David had performed superbly between the sticks, having regained his place in the starting line-up ahead of Kepa.

The United man pulled off several impressive saves, not least from Robin Quaison’s bullet header in the first period. He even covered himself in glory seconds before Sweden’s goal, when he produced two excellent stops to prevent the hosts from taking the lead, before the ball fell to the eventual scorer Marcus Berg.

That strike looked like it would sour Spain's night, but Rodrigo’s injury-time equaliser ensured Robert Moreno’s men took a share of the spoils and guaranteed their place at next summer’s European Championships.

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