World Cup dream over for De Gea after missing out on 55-man provisional Spain squad

David de Gea’s World Cup dream is over after missing out on a place in Spain’s 55-man provisional squad.

According to AS, Luis Enrique’s selection includes five goalkeepers, which means De Gea has fallen even further down the pecking order when it comes to playing for his country. The Manchester United shot-stopper is behind Unai Simon, Robert Sanchez, Kepa Arrizibalaga and David Soria.

The former Atletico Madrid keeper has not played for Spain since October 2020, so this shouldn’t come as a big shock.

De Gea has 45 caps for Spain but has been pushed out of the squad by Enrique and it doesn’t look like he will find a path back in. It won’t be an easy pill to swallow because the Spaniard has silenced some critics this season by improving his distribution.

On top of that, he now looks more comfortable coming off his line, and Erik ten Hag along with his coaches deserve a lot of credit for that.

That said, reports suggest United could be in the market for a new keeper in the summer – and that doesn’t spell good news for De Gea, who has made it clear that he wants a new long-term contract to stay at Old Trafford.

Let us know in the comments section if you think Enrique is harsh on De Gea?

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