Man Utd star David de Gea sends class message to Arsenal’s Bernd Leno after horror injury

Arsenal's goalkeeper Bernd Leno screams as he falls down injured during the English Premier League soccer match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal at the AMEX Stadium in Brighton, England, Saturday, June 20, 2020. (Richard Heathcote/Pool via AP)
Leno immediately screamed out in pain (Picture: Getty)

David de Gea has sent a message to Bernd Leno after the Arsenal goalkeeper suffered a horrific injury playing for Arsenal against Brighton.

Leno landed awkwardly on the turf after collecting the ball under a challenge from Brighton forward Neal Maupay.

The German stopper immediately screamed out in pain holding his right leg and continued to yell out as distressed Arsenal players gathered around him.

Leno was stretchered off and the assumption is the 28-year-old has suffered a serious injury.

Manchester United’s De Gea tweeted a message for Leno, saying: ‘Stay strong’.

Leno was clearly unhappy with Maupay’s role in his injury, furiously confronting the Brighton player as he was stretchered off the pitch.

Maupay protested his innocence and Rio Ferdinand insisted the attacker could not be blamed for what happened to Leno.

‘You can’t blame Maupay for that, he would have felt worse in training or even in the warm-up,’ Ferdinand told BT Sport.

‘It’s a contact sport. Its a foul but it’s not malicious and it’s not with excessive force, come on.

‘It’s a very unfortunate very nasty injury and obviously Leno will be distraught he’s been ever-present for Arsenal.

‘It’s difficult… I think Maupay will be sitting there and thinking, “wow, maybe I didn’t need to go in for that”.

Bernd Leno screams out in pain
Leno was stretchered off (Picture: Getty)

‘But this is a contact sport. You need to try and jostle get an advantage here of there try and ease him out the box.

‘Yes he got injured but he didn’t go in there with the intentions I don’t believe, if I’m a player and I’m playing for Brighton I want my striker doing that.’

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