Can it get any worse for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Man United? With the latest news on David de Gea, it seems the Liverpool game could be a one-sided affair.
The buildup to the oldest dispute in English football of the two most decorated clubs, Man United and Liverpool has seen loads of impediments for Ole. While Klopp feels the boost, Ole feels the burn of losing player after player.
Thankfully, there are still a few days left before we hit the weekend and Matchday 9 of the Premier League. So… Let the healing begin for all in Manchester. We have also come across such news in the past, only to find out it was a tactic used by either manager in the bid to play mind games with their counterpart.
David de Gea news
Spain just about secured a point in their Euro 2020 qualifier, when Rodrigo scored in the closing minutes of the game. A late equalizer from the Spanish substitute came after a couple of mishaps at the back.
First the go-ahead goal for Sweden through Marcus Berg. Followed by the de Gea 60th-minute injury, forcing Spain to use Chelsea’s number one, Kepa Arrizabalaga. This saw David get escorted off the pitch while limping strenuously.
How serious is the injury?
As per the Liverpool Echo, the Devil’s staff are yet to assess the groin problem. Only during the Manchester press conference on Friday will they reveal his fate.
Following the injury, Manchester United issued a statement on their official website urging that medical staff at the club had not yet assessed De Gea. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to issue a further update on the No.1’s fitness in his press conference this Friday.
The Spanish boss added that the United captain wanted to continue playing through the injury but in the end, could not bear the pain.
He had pain in the abductor muscle but he received treatment at half-time and wanted to keep playing. “He gave us his word, but in the end he couldn’t continue. (via: Liverpool Echo)
One in and one out
As United prep for bad news, Liverpool welcomes good news. They have Alisson back in between the sticks. But beware! We could surprisingly see the Spaniard join the starting lineup on Sunday (considering he limped off and was not stretchered off the pitch).
If not, is Ole’s squad equipped enough for a de Gea absentee? Sergio Romero has proven to be a great substitute keeper for the Old Trafford side. Though, coming up against a front three of Mane, Salah, and Firmino could prove to be too much to handle for the Argentine.
Adding to this dilemma, several heavy hitters are reported to be missing from the first-team squad. Nonetheless, don’t be fooled by the tactics. As aforementioned, there could be a return of one or two players on that long list of injuries.
The Manchester boss must too keep in mind, Liverpool survived all eight games with Adrian stepping in for the then injured Alisson. This gives him a tiny glimpse of hope they can steal something from this famous fixture.