Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque has stated that Manchester United’s want-away goalkeeper must be re-instated as number one at the club if he is to be selected as the main man for his country.
Having been called up for Spain’s fixtures against Slovakia at home on Saturday and away to Macedonia on Tuesday, David de Gea will be hoping he pulls on the gloves to help his nation overtake Slovakia in the number one spot in group C.
That may not be the case based on comments made by the Spain coach in which he stated, as per ESPN: “I hope that he starts playing again and is happy, and if he plays well we can bring him along, otherwise if he doesn’t play it will be very difficult for him to come [to the Euros].”
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After being asked if he would need to put an arm around the disappointed star, Del Bosque stated: “No, but if I do feel the need to talk to him about it then I will say something. He needs to be professional and move on from this episode.”
With current United number one Sergio Romero receiving criticism after a blunder last week in the 2-1 loss to Swansea, many believe United boss Louis van Gaal will immediately re-instate his prized asset between the sticks.
The 24-year-old has not played at all this season since the transfer negotiations began with Real Madrid at the start of the summer.
It was widely believed that the keeper would sign for the Madrid giants at some point in the recently closed transfer window.
However, the saga culminated in an embarrassing situation for both clubs as they each vehemently accused one another of wrong-doing as the transfer collapsed at the last minute.
It had been reported that files submitted onto the TMS system were in an inaccessible file format leaving many aghast that such a mistake could be made by either of the game’s biggest hitters.