Euro 2016's Top 50 Players: Number 21 David de Gea

Manchester United's David De Gea

Manchester United's David de Gea is the second highest rated goalkeeper on our list behind Manuel Neuer.

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HITC Sport writers have compiled a list of the top 50 players at Euro 2016, assessing players from across the 24 countries taking part at this summer's tournament.

Coming in at number 21 is Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea.

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International record: 8 Caps

2015/16: This past season has been disappointing for Manchester United on many levels, but David de Gea was a constant shining light for the Red Devils.

His outstanding form saw him voted into the Premier League team of the season by his peers, and even winning the FA Cup, his first trophy since Sir Alex Ferguson left the club.

Spain's national soccer team player David de Gea practices against penalty kicks

It's finally his time

De Gea has for many years been an understudy to Iker Casillas, but he firmly displaced the World Cup winner during the qualifying campaign.

This will be De Gea's first tournament as first choice, and it is finally time for him to show his talent on the big international stage.

Spain's goalkeeper David De Gea sits on the bench before the start of their Euro 2016 qualification

Will Euro 2016 spark the end of his Manchester United career?

De Gea came close to leaving Manchester United last summer, and with focus on his exploits in his homeland, La Liga giants Real are likely to come calling again.

With no Champions League football to offer next season, and a summer around teammates who can boast of their upcoming participation and even medals, De Gea may find the lure of a return to his homeland tough to resist.

Club mate Juan Mata will not even be around to sway him, omitted from Spain's preliminary squad.

Manchester United's Chris Smalling and David De Gea in action with Leicester's Shinji Okazaki

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