Spain boss gives strange reason for snubbing De Gea

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Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea seems to have gotten his career back on track after last season’s disaster for club and country.

While De Gea is in fine form now for Manchester United, his international career may just be over.

The 31-year-old has made just 45 appearances for the Spain national team and has not featured since a 1-0 win over Ukraine in October 2020.

De Gea was an unused substitute throughout the European Championship last summer and has played no part in Spain’s World Cup qualifying campaign.

It also seems that Spain boss Luis Enrique is not planning on including De Gea in his squad for the World Cup in Qatar later this year.

Explaining why he no longer calls up De Gea, Luis Enrique admitted that the Manchester United goalkeeper doesn’t suit the team’s playing style.


“It is part of the tracing we do with the goalkeepers,” said Enrique, explaining why he had awarded Raya his first call-up and shunned De Gea. “He is a player who is doing very well.

“I really want to see it in the context of the selection. He has the necessary profile to play with us.”