David de Gea and Paul Pogba have been ruled out of Manchester United’s match against Liverpool on Sunday.
De Gea sustained a leg muscle injury during Spain’s 1-1 draw against Sweden on Tuesday night and will not recover in time.
The shot-stopper appeared to tweak his groin after taking a goal-kick during the international fixture and was swiftly taken off.
“He had pain in the abductor muscle but he received treatment at half-time and wanted to keep playing,” Spain head coach Robert Moreno said.
It is the first injury De Gea has suffered in over two years and comes at an untimely period in Solskjaer’s reign.
Heading into the showdown with Liverpool there are 10 United players in the treatment room and Sky Sports claim Pogba will also not make it back in time.
The French midfielder sustained an ankle injury in early September and was rushed back into action too early, aggravating the knock.
He played 90 minutes against Rochdale and Arsenal at the end of the month but has not featured in the club’s last two fixtures.
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