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Vital Man United man ruled OUT for Europa League rematch

David de Gea will not be dressing for Manchester United‘s Europa League match against FC Midtjylland on Thursday at Old Trafford.

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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