De Gea says he couldn’t breathe after collision with Adama Traore in United’s win over Wolves

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David de Gea came off second best after a painful collision with Adama Traore during the win over Wolves with the keeper conceding he was struggling for breath.

The Spainish keeper was flattened with eight minutes remaining of the game against Wolves and required treatment after a clash with Adama Traore.

‘Woof! I was lying on the pitch,’ said De Gea afterwards. ‘He’s one of the strongest players in the Premier League, so it was very painful in my arm, in my stomach, but it was fine. We win the game, so everything’s fine.

‘I feel very well. It was just when I hit Traore it was painful, I can’t breathe, but it was fine.’

After a poor start to the campaign, United, aided by De Gea’s return to form, have been on an impressive run of results and are now up to second in the table after the victory which came courtesy of Rashford’s injury time winner.

Solskjaer was quick to guard against talk of a Premier League title tilt after the match, but De Gea says confidence is building in the dressing room on the back of a good run of performances.

He added: ‘Of course, I think there’s belief. You have to believe, keep believing all the time but at the same time we have to be calm because this is a long way to finish, many games to come.

‘We have to be very focused on Aston Villa and then to the next game and then to the next game.

‘I feel very confident, to be honest. I feel well. I am happy every time I can help the team like today, make some big saves to keep the clean sheets.’


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