Jose Mourinho explains David de Gea absence against Sunderland

by Tanveer Arayan

Jose Mourinho insists David de Gea had a little problem and was not risked for Manchester United’s Premier League trip to Sunderland.

The Spaniard has only missed six games through injury before Jose Mourinho left him out of the squad against David Moyes’ side, with Sergio Romero taking his place in between the sticks.

He’s played a vital role for United this season and risking him against Sunderland with a busy schedule of fixtures to play and an important Premier League clash against Chelsea upcoming, it would have been the wrong decision to put any pressure on his injury.

Speaking prior to the clash, Mourinho revealed why Romero was forced to replace De Gea.

“David has a little problem and has not travelled and normally Sergio plays in the Europa League and the Europa League is next Thursday, so not bad for him at all to have a match for him before then,” he said.

“No [it’s not a long-term injury], I believe he’ll be ready for the next match.”

De Gea has saved us vital points this season and hopes are he’s back in action soon as it would be a big boost to have him rested for some of our big matches this month.

Sergio Romero will be delighted to pick up some Premier League minutes as he’s proven to be a brilliant back up at Old Trafford as his performances have continuously improved since his arrival at the club.

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