Manchester United's David de Gea suffer injury in Spain's Euro 2020 qualifier with Sweden
16 October 2019
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea suffered a muscle injury on international duty with Spain on Tuesday night.
According to Spain manager Robert Moreno, David De Gea received treatment for an abductor injury at half-time during Spain’s 1-1 draw at the Friends Arena in Stockholm before being forced off in the second half with a suspected groin problem.
The Red Devils shot stopper was able to walk off the pitch in the company of Spain’s medical team to be replaced by Chelsea's Kepa Arrizabalaga.
De Gea limped away from the field after an hour having made a number of incredible saves during his country’s key clash on Tuesday night.
Spain head coach Moreno confirmed the 28-year-old goalkeeper had played through the pain before having to withdraw during Spain's Euro 2020 qualifier with Sweden.
"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."
With Rodrigo Moreno's stoppage-time equaliser, La Roja earned the point they needed to qualify for the 2020 European Championship.
De Gea’s injury in Spain's draw with Sweden could be a headache for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United host fierce rivals Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday.
Manchester United’s Premier League clash with Liverpool is undoubtedly their most important game of the year so far, but David de Gea, one of their most influential players, could miss the game after coming off injured for Spain.
Should De Gea be ruled out of Sunday’s fixture, it will likely see a first league start of the season for Argentine Sergio Romero.
Leaders Liverpool are unbeaten so far in the league this season and The Reds are aiming for an 18th consecutive Premier League win to equal the record held by Manchester City in 2017/18.
Manchester United are currently 12th in the table with just nine points from eight games, sitting two points above the relegation zone.
Solskjaer's side has failed to score in three of their past five matches and found the net just seven times in their past 10 games.