After an excellent season for Manchester United which resulted in him winning the Player of the Year award, David de Gea has cruelly been injured in training – just days before he could’ve made his World Cup debut for Spain. The 23-year old keeper has picked up a leg injury, and won’t feature in the group stages.
Marca claim that the leg injury is set to rule him out for at least ten days, meaning he is definitely out of Spain’s next two games, and if they progress to the last sixteen then he won’t make that match either.
It couldn’t have happened to a more deserving player, sadly. David has saved United so many points this season, and after Iker Casillas’ horrendous performance against Holland on Friday night, De Gea could’ve well been in line to start.
De Gea made his Spain debut in the last international friendly leading up to the tournament, coming on as a second half substitute.