Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has been included in the matchday squad for today’s game against Liverpool, sparking talk that he could make a surprise return after initially being ruled out for the fixture.
The Spaniard sustained a groin injury whilst away on international duty last week, and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was pessimistic about his chances of playing. The Norwegian has sometimes been economical with the truth when it comes to injuries as he likes to keep opponents second-guessing his team selection.
Even so, understudy Sergio Romero is favourite to start for United when they kick off the North-West derby this evening. The Argentine is a reliable shot-stopper and risking De Gea’s fitness in order to start him against Liverpool may be unwise.
Whoever starts in goal for the Red Devils, it’s likely to be a difficult afternoon, but United will be looking to end their rival’s 17-game winning streak in the Premier League.