Manchester United suffer De Gea injury blow

David de Gea for Spain U21

Manchester United shot-stopper David De Gea injured his hand in training with the Spanish national team.

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea had to retire from training with the Spanish national team after picking up a hand injury, reports claim.

The 24-year-old recently won the Spanish number one jersey ahead of Iker Casillas as a result of some fine performances for the Red Devils over the past 18 months.

He started La Roja’s 4-0 victory over Luxembourg in their last outing and he was expected to be named as first choice 'keeper for the home clash with Belarus tomorrow.

However, according the Spanish publication AS, his involvement has been put into question as a result of a hand injury sustained during a routine training exercise.

“The goalkeeper hurt his hand when performing an exercise. At that moment the national team doctors assisted him and have decided that the player should retire from training after showing signs of pain.” the report states.

United boss Louis van Gaal currently has a number of players out on the side-lines with injuries and he will be hopeful that his goalkeeper hasn’t suffered anything severe.

The former Atletico Madrid man only made his Spain debut last May and won his first start for his nation in the 1-0 loss against France in Paris in early September.

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