PICTURE: Spanish press slate Iker Casillas – Manchester United’s David de Gea to start v Luxembourg?

Iker Casillas’s performance for Spain against Slovakia has been criticised, and it is high time that Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is given his chance.

Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas had yet another disappointing game for Spain on Thursday.

The 33-year-old, who was linked with Arsenal and Liverpool in the summer transfer window, had a howler against Slovakia at the Stadion pod Dubnom in Zilina.

Casillas was at fault for Slovakia’s opening goal of the Euro 2016 Group C clash, as he misjudged Juraj Kucka’s free kick from 30 yards.

That was in the 17th minute, and although Casillas made good and important saves on either side of that terrible mistake, Spanish papers on Friday morning have been slating him for his performance as shown in the picture below:


Casillas is one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time and a true legend of the game, but the Spaniard is past his best.

The veteran’s latest mistake on Thursday is only going to increase pressure on Spain coach Vicente del Bosque to make David de Gea his number one goalkeeper.

The Manchester United custodian made his debut for Spain only this year, but his performances for the Premier League outfit over the past couple of seasons should be rewarded with a place in the starting line-up.

Spain’s next Euro 2016 qualifier is against Luxembourg on Sunday, and De Gea should start.

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