Manchester United suffered yet another injury setback as goalkeeper David De Gea limped out of the warm-up before the Europa League clash with Danish club FC Midtjylland.
Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero has deputised for De Gea in the first leg of the last-32 round of the Europa League tie.
The severity of the injury suffered by the Spaniard is not clear yet, but it has thrown already stretched United squad into further crisis.
Louis van Gaal had lost Matteo Darmian, Marouane Fellaini and Wayne Rooney to injuries during the last week. The Red Devils’ current injury count stands at 13 players.
The Dutchman has handed youngster Donald Love his senior debut in the tie. Dutch winger Memphis Depay has been handed a rare start while Anthony Martial has been deployed in the centre forward position.
In the absence of the Spaniard, van Gaal has named no goalkeeper on the bench for the Europa League tie.
Here’s the tweet from the club’s official Twitter account confirming the injury to the Spanish goalkeeper:
PIC: Here’s David De Gea warming up earlier. He was injured & will be replaced by Sergio Romero in the starting XI. pic.twitter.com/diOQ6MPKlf
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 18, 2016
Here’s the video of the incident:
— BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) February 18, 2016