David De Gea has been ruled out of Manchester United’s clash with Liverpool on Sunday, according to AS, via Sport Witness.

The goalkeeper limped out of Spain’s 1-1 draw with Sweden on Wednesday night with a groin injury, with immediate fears surrounding his involvement in the huge weekend clash.

His absence has now been confirmed by the Spanish publication, meaning Sergio Romero is set to come into the side.

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This acts as an obvious boost to Liverpool, as they look for a first win at Old Trafford since 2014.

De Gea’s form has not been too impressive in the last year or so, but he is still an outstanding ‘keeper.

He was on top form for Spain prior to his injury, making a number of impressive saves.

Liverpool would undoubtedly prefer to see Romero between the sticks, so this only heightens their chances of victory on Sunday.

The Reds have to be ruthless at Old Trafford and not under-perform, as has too often been the case there in the past.

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