The five United games De Gea will miss if reports are true

David de Gea could miss some very important matches for Manchester United if stories regarding his latest injury prove to be true.

According to a report in the Daily Mail, Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea could miss the next four weeks after suffering a dislocated finger while on international duty for Spain.

The 24-year-old has enjoyed an outstanding spell between the posts for United this season and if he is unavailable it will come as a huge blow to Louis van Gaal just when they need him the most.

For now the reports regarding exactly how long De Gea will be out – if at all – are unsubstantiated, but if he is missing for four weeks he will miss some very important matches.

United’s next game is away to Arsenal – a match they will be desperate to have their first-choice ‘keeper available for.

Next up are home games against Hull City and Stoke City that United will want to take six points from but without De Gea – and with their defensive issues remaining – that could suddenly become a lot more difficult.

And then comes a vital week of matches against second-placed Southampton and fierce rivals Liverpool.

If De Gea does miss the next four weeks of action those are the five games he will be unavailable for, at a time when they need their best players on the pitch not the treatment table.

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