David de Gea set to MISS Man Utd's crunch clash against Tottenham after testing positive for Covid

DAVID DE GEA is set to MISS today's crunch clash with Tottenham after testing positive for coronavirus, SunSport can reveal.

The Manchester United goalkeeper has since returned a negative result.

But the club now need clearance from the Premier League in order for the 31-year-old to take to the field.

They will be granted that should De Gea provide a clear PCR test.

UK Government guidance suggests fully vaccinated people who test positive for Covid-19 should self-isolate – but it is no longer mandatory.

Dean Henderson looks on course to fill in for the regular No1 who has returned to top form this season.

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Ralf Rangnick may even stick to the new plan of Henderson deputising even if De Gea gets the green light from the Prem.

The one-cap England international has made just three appearances in 2021-22 – and is yet to win a match.

By contrast, De Gea – who came home from his summer holidays early to reclaim the No1 spot – has been arguably United's player of the season.

His fine performances were recognised with January's player of the month gong and SunSport revealed the club are considering triggering a 12-month contract extension.

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This evening's crucial match against Spurs sees both sides desperately trying to improve their chances of securing a top-four finish.

But defeat today could prove a major dent as the race for Champions League qualification hots up.

United go into the game in fifth, a point behind Arsenal but two clear of opponents Spurs, who they thumped 3-0 at White Hart Lane earlier in the season.

The Gunners, West Ham and Wolves all play on Sunday.

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