UPDATE: David De Gea was rumoured to be out of the Man United squad but in fact starts tonight.
The last time this happened it did not end well.
For a man that prides himself on his ability to park a bus, Man United’s defence under Jose Mourinho this season has been a shambles.
The latest attempt to try to shore things up at the back saw Scott McTominay come in as a makeshift centre-back while Eric Bailly was left on the bench against West Ham.
As the backline leak goals like a dodgy sieve the glue that has been holding United’s season together, as usual, is Mr. Reliable David De Gea.
But in disastrous news for Man United fans and Dream Team managers alike, Manchester Evening News are reporting that the Spanish brick wall will not be in the squad for the Champions League tie against Valencia.
That means Sergio Romero will slot in behind the back four… or Mourinho might really start messing with people and throw Lee Grant in for his Champions League debut.
The last time United played without De Gea was against Derby in the Carabao Cup, the Red Devils conceded twice before being knocked out on penalties.
Luckily for Jose, Valencia have shown themselves to be a fairly blunt attacking unit this season managing just five goals in their seven games and failing to score against Juventus in their first group game.
But for all you Dream Team managers, nearly 15% of you have the Spaniard as your number one, it’s not too late.
Thanks to us bringing you this special news break, you can transfer De Gea out of your team before tonight’s fixture.
Alisson and Kepa are both certainly viable options but if you want really want to get the jump on your mini-league Bernd Leno will be parachuted in as the Arsenal goalkeeper after Petr Cech’s month-long injury.
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