Ole Gunnar Solskjaer offered an update on David de Gea ahead of Manchester United’s clash with West Ham on Sunday.

Solskjaer has conducted his press conference ahead of the clash with David Moyes’ side, which was streamed on the club’s official app at 1.30pm.

He said de Gea could well be in line to return against the Hammers having gone to Spain for the birth of his first child.

Dean Henderson has played in de Gea’s absence, but made a late error against Milan last night to allow the visitors to make it 1-1.

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“David is back in Manchester. So he is quarantining or self-isolating,” said Solskjaer when asked if de Gea could play against West Ham.

“He is touch and go for Sunday I think because I can’t really know when he came back so I am not really sure if it was Monday or Tuesday that he arrived back in Manchester.”

“I think he has got to stay at home,” he added when asked if de Gea can train with his teammates.


“I think so, he is not training with us anyway. It is different if you travel away and compete so no he has not been training since he came back.”

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Solskjaer already had an intriguing decision on his hands over whether to bring de Gea straight back into the side.

Another layer of complication has been added by Henderson’s error last night.

Does Solskjaer underline his faith in de Gea as his number one by rushing him back into the side, even though he isn’t allowed to train?

Or does he keep with Henderson, and offer him a chance to get back on track after his biggest setback as a United player?

It’s a big call and one which will offer a real insight into Solskjaer’s thinking.

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