David de Gea’s absence from Man United squad vs Arsenal explained

David de Gea’s absence from Man United squad vs Arsenal explained
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Manchester United made it through into the FA Cup fifth round last night, with an excellent victory away at Arsenal.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer simply can do no wrong as United keep marching on under his guidance. Before kick-off, eyebrows were raised when David de Gea wasn’t in the squad at all…

Personally, my first thought was he was injured, but now, according to the Manchester Evening News, we know the real reason why. The Manchester-based media outlet explain that the Spaniard was in fact rested – which is understandable given the hectic winter period he had, coupled with some huge games coming up in future.

I’ve always maintained the belief that we’re lucky to have the best back-up in the country waiting in the wings. Sergio Romero is a brilliant goalkeeper in his own right, and that save he made as the second-half got underway was simply stunning.

This has worked out perfectly and no doubt De Gea will be chomping at the bit to get back into the side when Burnley visit Old Trafford on Tuesday, with Solskjaer looking to make it nine wins from nine in that one.

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