David De Gea hasn’t played a single minute for Manchester United, due the Real Madrid transfer saga. But he did start for Spain in their Euro Qualifier, against bottom of the group Macedonia.
The Spanish keeper has spoken about his match fitness and state of mind:
“I felt good out there,” he said to the Spanish press. “The coach has given me confidence. I am just happy to have played. I wanted to play. I am very grateful to my team-mates who have been superb, and to the manager.”
“The coach has given me confidence. I am just happy to have played. I wanted to play.”
“Now we need to continue to work and let’s see if I’m also lucky in my club. My future is going to be the same as it is now. I’m calm, will continue to work and improve.”
“In conclusion, I’m enjoying football. I’m happy.”
De Gea’s team mate, for both United and Spain, Juan Mata has spoken to Spanish paper Marca of his friend’s return to Old Trafford:
“De Gea is very well regarded at the club and by the coach”
“I believe everything will continue to be the same.”
“From what I perceive, I don’t think there is going to be any issue upon his return, neither from the club, the coach nor the fans.”
“The fans love him a lot. In the past two years David has been the best player in the team due to the saves he made and the many points those saves gave us. I have no doubt that this year is also going to be very good for him.”
“I’ve spoken to him a lot in recent days,” Mata said. “It has been a busy time with a lot of stress, but he is such a calm person that he has managed to maintain his focus.”
“Nothing changes him, he is going to continue to be the great goalkeeper he was.”
Sergio Romero has started all of Manchester United’s competitive games this season but, it isn’t clear who will start against Liverpool.