Vincent Del Bosque: David de Gea is ready to play after failed transfer to Real Madrid

by Ben Topliss

Spain manager Vincent Del Bosque has revealed David de Gea is ready to play following his failed transfer to Real Madrid.

De Gea was all set to move from Manchester United to Madrid on the final day of the Spanish window but the move broke down as the paperwork wasn’t submitted in time.

The keeper hasn’t played under Louis van Gaal this term and was on the substitute’s bench for Spain’s 2-0 win against Slovakia last week.

Del Bosque hinted that De Gea may be used against Macedonia on Tuesday.

Vincent Del Bosque

“He [De Gea] is in condition to play. We have talked with him and he is fine. I do not know if he will play or not but he is OK and that’s all I wanted to know. He is a mature guy and is ready to play without suffering any burden of what happened,” Del Bosque said.

“I have talked to him. I did not want to give him any advice because many people have already done it.

“I just asked whether he was in condition to play and he told me yes. Nothing else. We have a big squad and we must rotate it.

“There are just a few hours to rest between the games and it’s normal to make some changes. There is little difference between those who played (against Slovakia) and those who didn’t play and it is important to use the entire squad.”

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De Gea’s botched move was unfortunate but there is nothing that can be done now and all parties must move on.

He has to play at some point and it would make sense for him to feature against Liverpool this weekend. Sergio Romero has looked shaky in-between the sticks in De Gea’s absence and United would have a much higher chance of getting a positive result if De Gea was included in the starting XI.

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