David de Gea could make Manchester United’s clash with Arsenal tomorrow.
The Spain international was injured in the warm-up of the Reds’ Europa League first leg tie away to Midtjylland eight days ago and has since been receiving treatment.
Van Gaal said at the time he believed De Gea’s problem was not too serious and the manager hopes he will be able to call upon the stopper at Old Trafford this weekend, but there remains a doubt over defender Chris Smalling, who sat out Thursday night’s 5-1 second-leg win over the Danish side.
“I expect [David can return] because I saw the way he was today,” said van Gaal during a briefing with reporters after Thursday night’s win.
“Chris is a question mark, but you never know,” he added.