Man United boss gives update on injured star ahead of Arsenal clash

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has given an update in regards to star goalkeeper David de Gea’s current injury, according to reports from the BT Sport.

De Gea sustained a knee problem during the Red Devils’ warm up session ahead of their 2-1 loss against FC Midtjylland last week, being replaced by Sergio Romero before the kick-off in Denmark.

And the Spain international also missed their 3-0 FA Cup win over FC Shrewsbury on Monday, but Van Gaal is confident that De Gea will be back in between the posts for Thursday’s Europa League second leg clash with Midtjylland, in which the Red Devils need to win in order to reach the last 16 of the competition.

If he doesn’t recover in time for Thursday, the former Atletico Madrid shot-stopper is however expected to feature against Arsenal on Sunday as United battle to finish in the top four and qualify for the Champions League.

Asked whether De Gea is close to fitness, Van Gaal said: “It was not so heavy the injury, so it is possible for Thursday but it is also possible against Arsenal.

“It (the Midtjylland match) in my opinion is a big game because it’s a chance to qualify for the Champions League next season. But we have to win a lot of matches of course, it’s easily spoken about but doing it is different.

“But it is possible and then we’ll see. I think in March a lot of players are coming back and then we’ll have a full selection, and with our full selection we were first in the Premier League.”

The 25-year-old has made 31 appearances in all competitions this season, keeping 13 clean sheets.