Real Madrid transfer target David De Gea could miss the high-octane Premier League clash with Chelsea next weekend due to a hip injury, according to Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho.
The Spanish goalie was out of action during Man Utd’s trip to Sunderland on Sunday night.
Despite his absence, Man Utd managed to keep a clean sheet during their convincing 3-0 win over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.
It is believed that he is now set to miss Thursday’s crucial Europa League quarter-final clash with Anderlecht.
He could now also miss next weekend’s crucial Premier League clash with current Premier League leaders Chelsea, but Mourinho hopes that the Spanish superstar makes a quick recovery and returns between the sticks.
After the win over Sunderland, Mourinho revealed: “It’s something in his hip. When he dives he feels a little bit.”
“So it’s good for him to have a rest and good for Sergio (Romero) to have before Brussels as he goes with an extra match.”
“De Gea probably for Chelsea. If he is in a good condition, yes.”
After Sunday’s win, Man Utd are now fifth in the Premier League table – four points behind fourth placed Manchester City.
Red Devils superstar David De Gea will now see himself among Manchester United’s top earners this summer as the club is set to offer him a huge pay rise in bid to fend off Real Madrid interest.
The Man Utd hierarchy are now keen on holding talks with their superstar goalkeeper once the season ends and tie him down for the long-term future.
De Gea still has two years remaining on his current contract with Man Utd and the Red Devils are now set use the option of extending the deal by another 12 months.
The Spanish goalkeeper has displayed incredible form for the Red Devils in the last few seasons and has been a long-time target for La Liga giants Real Madrid.
Real Madrid hierarchy have now reignited their interest in De Gea after they failed to convince Thibaut Courtois, who made it clear that he wants to stay put at current Premier League leaders Chelsea.
And now the Spanish giants want to lure away the Spain No1 back to his homeland in order to replace Keylor Navas.
Sources reveal that the hiked wage packet has not been finalised yet, but the Spanish keeper, who currently takes home nearly £200,000 a week – will soon join United’s top pay tier.