David De Gea injury update: Manchester United goalkeeper to undergo scan, says Louis van Gaal

The stopper had to pull out just minutes before United's Europa League tie with Midtjylland

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David De Gea has become the latest addition to Manchester United's disconcertingly long injury list.

The Spain international was due to play in United's match with Midtjylland and had been named in the starting XI, however just minutes prior to the Europa League tie he was forced to pull out.

The Red Devils confirmed via Twitter that an injury had been the reason for his late withdrawal.  Footage showed the Spaniard putting his arms across his face in apparent acknowledgement that he had damaged himself. 

After the match, Louis van Gaal said that De Gea had hurt his knee and that the extent of the injury wouldn't be known until the goalkeeper had undergone a scan.

Manchester United's next match is on Monday night, when they face Shrewsbury in the FA Cup.

Sergio Romero stood in for the 2-1 defeat in Denmark.

United already had a lengthy injury list, which it emerged on Wednesday captain Wayne Rooney had joined after sustaining a knee problem in Saturday's loss at Sunderland that is set to keep him out for around six weeks.


United made four changes from that game for the last-32 first leg against Midtjylland, with Memphis Depay, Ander Herrera, Paddy McNair and Donald Love - a first-time starter for the Old Trafford club - replacing Rooney, substitute Morgan Schneiderlin, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (ill) and Matteo Darmian (shoulder).

Including De Gea, boss Louis van Gaal has 13 senior players unavailable.