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De Gea a doubt for PSG clash after latest injury setback

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is unsure whether his first-choice goalkeeper will recover in time for the European fixture on Wednesday.

David De Gea injured himself as he made a failed attempt to save one of the goals during Manchester United’s dramatic 3-2 win against Southampton.

The Spaniard appeared to have damaged his knee after clattering into the post as he leaped to try and keep out James Ward-Prowse’s pinpoint free-kick three minutes after the half-hour mark.

He managed to continue for the remainder of the first half but, unfortunately, had to be subbed off in the second one in the 500th club appearance of his career and 416th for Man United.

The former Atletico Madrid man now faces a nervous wait ahead of the Champions League Group H fixture against Paris Saint-Germain as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted that his no.1 needs to be assessed by the club’s medical team.

“[De Gea sustained] a knock just above the knee, so hopefully he’ll be okay for Wednesday, but we don’t know,” Ole told MUTV’s Stewart Gardner after the full-time whistle at St. Mary’s.

“Let’s have a little scan or check tomorrow [Monday], but Dean came on and looked very assured.”

De Gea has started each of the nine Premier League matches and all but one of the Champions League group stage games for United so far this season.

Should he be ruled out for the PSG game, Dean Henderson, who played his first Premier League game for the Red Devils and fourth overall, can be expected to take his place between the sticks.

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