David de Gea set for Man Utd return against West Ham in place of Dean Henderson following the birth of his first child

MANCHESTER UNITED keeper David de Gea could return against West Ham this weekend, boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed.

The Spanish shotstopper has not been available for selection for three matches after returning to his home country for the birth of his daughter.

And he was missed in midweek when stand-in No1 Dean Henderson made a blunder to gift AC Milan a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their Europa League last 16 tie.

But Solskjaer has now revealed De Gea has returned to the UK and may be in contention to start on Sunday.

Speaking in his press conference, he said: "Yeah, David is back in Manchester. He is quarantining or self isolating.

"He's just touch and go for Sunday, I think. I can't really know when he came back.

"So I'm not really sure if it was Monday or Tuesday that he arrived back in Manchester."

Man Utd are looking to build on their last Premier League display when they beat Manchester City 2-0 at the Ethad.

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But Solskjaer's men remain 14 points off Man City as their chances of a title challenge look all but over.

United will now focus their Premier League ambitions on securing a top four place.

The Red Devils currently sit six points clear of fifth place West Ham with ten games left.

Meanwhile, the Hammers come into their match at Old Trafford in fine form having lost just one of their last six Premier League games.

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