Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed United goalkeeper David De Gea is back in Manchester and quarantining at home, after attending the birth of his first child in Spain.
In a press conference to preview this Sunday’s top-flight match against West Ham United, Solskjaer provided an update on De Gea’s whereabouts when quizzed about the matter by a reporter.
“David is back in Manchester,” revealed the manager in his media briefing.
“So he is quarantining, or self-isolating. He is touch and go for Sunday I think, as I am not sure if it was Monday or Tuesday when he arrived back in Manchester.”
Asked if De Gea is allowed to train with the squad and then isolate at home, Solskjaer suggested the goalkeeper must remain away from the Aon Training Complex for the time being.
“No, I think he has got to stay at home,” said Ole.
“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.”
We are grateful for your wishes! New red devil comes to the family ❤️ https://t.co/B9XEtEVH5X
— David de Gea (@D_DeGea) March 6, 2021
Sunday’s match against West Ham kicks off at 19:15 GMT and the much-anticipated team news will be announced in our official app and on ManUtd.com at 18:15 GMT, one hour before kick-off as per Premier League rules.