Del Bosque comments on De Gea 'situation' at Manchester United

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The Spain coach believes that despite a lack of games for Manchester United, De Gea is ready to play for his country.

Whilst his future at Manchester United has been under an intense spotlight, throughout the summer and the start of the Premier League season, goalkeeper David de Gea remains a very important part of the Spain squad.

Despite being frozen out of the Red Devils squad so far, with Louis van Gaal insisting De Gea isn't focused enough amidst the talk of a Real Madrid move, the young Spaniard has indicated that isn't the case at all, and that he's ready to play.

Even though he hasn't played a single minute this season for Manchester United, watching on from the stands instead, Spain coach Vicente del Bosque hasn't lost one iota of faith in the 24-year-old shot-stopper.

After announcing his 23-man squad for the upcoming matches against Slovakia and Macedonia, it was inevitable during his press conference on Friday, that Del Bosque would be quizzed about the inclusion of De Gea.

Bearing in mind that Iker Casillas has left Real Madrid for FC Porto and is their first-choice so far, regarding both keepers, Del Bosque explained: "With the situation of each of them, we haven't found any reason not to include De Gea, beyond the situation with his club, which I hope is only temporary and will be clarified by 1st September."

Del Bosque was of course referring to transfer deadline day, amidst reports that Manchester United will hold out until then, before possibly accepting a final bid from Real Madrid. By 1st September, it will be clear whether De Gea will remain at Old Trafford, or have moved to the Santiago Bernabeu.

Regardless of the current situation and lack of action for De Gea with Manchester United, Del Bosque underlined: "Alongside Casillas, we believe he is the goalkeeper who will defend the Spanish goal, for many years to come."

The Spain coach also concluded with certainty: "Whilst it's true he hasn't played the required games in official competitions, we're still at the start of the season. He's active, training and ready to play for us. Right now, it doesn't matter that he hasn't played."

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