According to Sky Sports, the injury the Spanish goalkeeper sustained in warmups prior to last week’s first-leg match will keep him out of the second-leg as well.
De Gea’s replacement, Sergio Romero, had some success in the first half of the match but ultimately conceded two crucial goals that turned a 1-0 lead into a 2-1 loss.
Romero will almost assuredly need to retain a clean sheet in their second contest if the Red Devils have any chance of winning the round.
Man United rebounded from their loss with a 3-0 FA Cup win over Shrewsbury Town, in which the opponents made only three shots all match – none of which were on goal.
The Red Devils currently hold a mere one-point edge over Southampton and West Ham United for fifth place in the Premier League – but are a full seven points behind Man City for the vital fourth place which guarantees Champions League qualification.
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