Top Man United star excuses himself from team, set to miss 6 matches

Top Man United star excuses himself from team, set to miss 6 matches

- David de Gea has been given time off to be with his partner as they expecting their first child together

- The 30-year-old will not be available for six matches for United and will return after the international break

- Second choice goalkeeper Dean Henderson will be in goal and could unseat the Spanish goalie as number one

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Man United number one David De Gea has been given six game leave to attend to the birth of his with first child his pop star partner Edurne, Daily Mail.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has decided that it would be better if the 30-year-old stayed with his family until after the international break

It is understood that the Spainiard has returned to his native home and has temporarily left his position for Dean Henderson.

Top Man United star excuses himself from team, set to miss 6 matches
David de Gea given 6-match leave to witness the birth of his first child. Dean Henderson will be number one in goal for United. Photo by Laurence Griffiths
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The English goalkeeper was in between the sticks for the Red Devils during their draw against Crystal Palace and he made a stunning save in the final minute of the game.

It is now left for the 23-year-old to cement his place in Solskjaer's first XI before De Gea returns from his break.

Henderson will now be in goal during crunch Premier League games against Manchester City and West Ham, the Europa League double header with AC Milan and the FA Cup quarter-final at Leicester.

He has made no secret of his desire to be first-choice keeper at old Trafford and to also win a place in Gareth Southgate's England squad after spending two years on loan at Sheffield United.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Harry Maguire and Marcus Rashford were involved in a bust-up during Man United's draw with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, The Sun.

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The Red Devils captain and the striker used angry words at each other when they began to get frustrated in the game.

Rashford was caught in an offside position by the linesman and Maguire reacted angrily to the situation with his fellow Englishman.

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