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Manchester United star David de Gea gets Spain call-up

De Gea's recent club form has seen him receive an international senior call-up (© GettyImages)
De Gea's recent club form has seen him receive an international senior call-up (© GettyImages).

 Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has been called up into Vicente Del Bosque’s Spanish World Cup qualifiers squad to face Finland and France.

The 22-year-old shot stopper, who joined United from Atletico Madrid in 2011, has been in impressive form of late despite receiving heavy bouts of criticism earlier in the season.

De Gea’s recent performances in the two legs against Real Madrid as well as the FA Cup tie with Chelsea have obviously caught the eye of Spanish coach Del Bosque who could even give the youngster his full international debut.

De Gea has represented his country from under-15 level through to under-21 level, where he helped them win the European Championship in 2011.  He was handed a senior call-up in the preliminary stages for Spain’s triumphant Euro 2012 campaign but just missed out on a place in the final squad.

Blessed with talent in the goalkeeping department, De Gea will vow for the number one jersey against Barcelona’s Victor Valdes and Liverpool’s Pepe Reina as undisputed first-choice and Spain captain Iker Casillas remains on the side-lines through injury. 

 

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