David De Gea looks on during a Man United game.

Injury update on four Reds before Liverpool match

Wednesday 16 October 2019 19:11

Manchester United duo David De Gea and Paul Pogba are both set to miss this Sunday’s Premier League match against historic rivals Liverpool, but Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Anthony Martial could return.

The club’s no.1 has been ruled out of the highly-anticipated game at Old Trafford due to the injury he sustained while representing his native Spain on Tuesday evening.

De Gea had been performing well against Victor Lindelof’s Sweden in the Euro 2020 qualifying match, but was unfortunately forced off in the second half with a muscle injury.

Spain's head coach Robert Moreno later admitted that David initially reported the problem at half-time, but chose to play on after receiving treatment from the national team's medical staff.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that the 28-year-old will now undergo a scan on the issue and further information will be provided in due course.

"David needs a scan," the manager told Sky Sports. "I think he'll be out. It certainly looked like it anyway, judging by last night, so it's just one of those things."

Pogba last played for United during the 1-1 draw against Arsenal in the Premier League on 30 September, which was was only his second appearance of that month due to a troublesome ankle injury.

The midfielder did not report for France duty during the recent international break and Solskjaer provided this update to Sky Sports: "Paul had an injury, he came back, he worked really hard.

"He came back and played a couple of games, maybe played through the pain barrier.

“He had a scan after the Arsenal game and maybe needed a few weeks' rest in a boot, so hopefully he won't be too long, but he won't make this game, no.”

Thankfully, Wan-Bissaka and Martial are expected to be in contention for selection after Solskjaer told Sky Sports: "I can't tell you 100 per cent [who] is going to be fit as something might happen. 

“But hopefully Aaron and Anthony will last through the training this week and be available for selection. If it's for half a game or 30 minutes, I don't know, but let's see where they're at.”

Ole has told Sky Sports that De Gea and Pogba will not feature against Liverpool.


Solskjaer will hold his pre-match press conference at the Aon Training Complex on Friday morning and users of our Official App can watch a live stream.

The exact timing of the briefing is still to be confirmed, although the manager usually speaks to the media around 10:00 BST.

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