David De Gea is currently still performing to a good standard as Manchester United’s number one. However, there is real uncertainty hanging over his future at Old Trafford.
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Despite featuring in all of United’s games so far this season, early suggestions from Spain state that he won’t be on the plane to Qatar. De Gea has not featured in a Spain match since October 2020.
In a way, it does come as a surprise that De Gea has not even made the 55-man provisionary squad for the competition. Several other Premier League goalkeepers have been selected ahead of him.
The report comes from the Daily Mail who say; “Manchester United’s David de Gea will not go to the Qatar World Cup later this year after reportedly being left off Spain’s 55-man provisional squad list.
Spanish boss Luis Enrique has submitted his preliminary list of players in contention to play at the tournament, which his final 26-man squad will be selected from.
Despite the large squad size, there is still no place for United’s de Gea who has been overlooked for three other Premier League goalkeepers.”
The Mail also list the other goalkeepers that have been selected ahead of De Gea, they include; “The three goalkeepers expected to fly to Qatar are Athletic Bilbao’s Unai Simón, Brighton’s Robert Sánchez and Brentford’s David Raya.”
“Chelsea’s Kepa Arrizabalaga and Getafe’s David Soria have been chosen as back-ups in case of any injuries or illnesses prior to the tournament.”
David De Gea is doing great Manchester United from 2011. He has been the one of the beset goalkeepers of his generation but there are debates over his prime has passed and his playing style isn’t much favorable for the team’s playing style. In the modern Football , Swipper Keeper and a Keeper who contibutes in the buildup is preferred over only a shot stopper. This has been the case for the Manchester United’s No. 1.