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David De Gea Injury: Updates on Manchester United Goalkeeper's Knee and Return

Manchester United's goalkeeper David De Gea applauds supporters as he makes his way from the pitch as he is substituted during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday, May 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
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Timothy RappFeatured ColumnistFebruary 18, 2016

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea suffered a knee injury while warming up for the Feb. 18 UEFA Europa League round-of-32 first leg with FC Midtjylland. However, he is now fit to boost United's ailing squad.

Continue for updates.

De Gea Back vs. Arsenal

Sunday, Feb. 28

United confirmed the return of their No. 1 ahead of Arsenal's visit to Old Trafford.

De Gea a Huge Boost to United's European Bid

De Gea, 25, established himself as one of the finest young goalkeepers in the world in 2014-15, appearing in 37 Premier League matches for Manchester United.

He regularly makes spectacular saves to rescue his club and has been one of the main bright spots in a relatively disappointing campaign for the Red Devils.

Backed by the Spain international, United's defence has held its own. But a lack of creativity in midfield and a lack of strong finishers in the attacking third has seen the club stumble out of the UEFA Champions League and fall behind in the race for the top four.

Without De Gea in the lineup, United are certainly weaker at the back, though Sergio Romero is a solid back-up.

Still, getting a healthy De Gea back in the lineup is vital as United push for a top-four finish in the Premier League and the Champions League ticket that goes with it.


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