PHOTO: De Gea in Spain training, can he finally replace Casillas?

David de Gea for Spain U21

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea made him a Old Trafford hero after his sensational display against Everton, but will he feature for Spain?

Manchester United clinched consecutive wins for the first time under Louis van Gaal on Sunday, running out 2-1 winners against Everton with goals from new signings Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao.

Yet the hero of the day goalkeeper David De Gea, who has really recovered from strong criticism in his first season to stake his claim to be considered as the best goalkeeper in the Premier League after winning Manchester United's Player of the Year award.

On Sunday, he saved a first half penalty from the usually reliable Leighton Baines, and then produced two stunning saves in the dying seconds to deny the Toffees an equaliser.

He now heads away with Spain, with Vicente del Bosque's side preparing to face Slovakia and Luxembourg in Euro 2016 qualifiers - but will he play?

The situation surrounding first choice stopper Iker Casillas is well known. He has been in and out of the Real Madrid side over the last two years and was dreadful at the World Cup, but has kept his place so far - especially given limited competition from Bayern Munich backup Pepe Reina and the currently injured free agent Victor Valdes.

Yet De Gea poses a totally different option. He's young, in the form of his life and widely expected to take over from Casillas at some point - and it needs to come now with Casillas clearly on the decline - after all, testing him out in games against Slovakia and Luxembourg shouldn't hurt too much.

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