David de Gea admitted to having flashbacks of Christian Eriksen’s collapse in the Euros after seeing Manchester United team-mate Victor Lindelof suffer breathing difficulties at Carrow Road.
Worried Manchester United team-mates rushed to the Swedish defender’s aid when he dropped to his haunches under no pressure.
Medics also raced on to the pitch as the stricken Lindelof pointed to his chest, complaining that he was struggling to breathe.
Lindelof looked in discomfort and after a few minutes of treatment was taken to the dressing room, where he underwent tests.
It was a harrowing moment and De Gea still sounded flustered when he spoke to Sky Sports at the end of the game.
‘I don’t know what was going on but it was like he was feeling his breathing,’ said the United keeper.
De Gea said it brought memories of the Euros flooding back when Denmark’s Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest at Euro 2020 on the pitch as Denmark played Finland.
He received life-saving treatment on the pitch at Copenhagen’s Parken Stadium and has been monitored closely in the past five months as he works on his rehab back home in Denmark.
Former Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero also collapsed with a heart problem playing for Barcelona earlier this season.
The striker required medical attention shortly before half-time having complained of dizziness. There was growing distress in the stadium in the 40th minute as Aguero lay flat on pitch, having gone down moments after he had his hand placed on his chest.
Barca’s medical staff rushed on the pitch to assist Aguero and looked to place him on a stretcher, before he eventually got up and slowly walked off the pitch unaided.
Thankfully, Aguero was ok and underwent further tests as a precaution.
Speaking about the two incidents, De Gea said: ‘We’ve seen some players who are feeling unwell.
‘We’ve already seen Eriksen, Aguero, so it’s difficult to see your player acting like this. It was better to change. I hope he’s completely fine. The game, the football doesn’t matter. It’s life, to be safe.’
Meanwhile, coach Ralf Rangnick insisted Lindelof was OK after the defender was substituted.
Rangnick said: ‘He had a condition, he was struggling to breathe. He felt pain in his chest but they did all the tests and everything seems to be OK.
Source: Daily Mail