David De Gea was left amused after receiving a congratulatory message from the Spanish FA on his retirement, even though he has not retire from international duty.
The 32-year-old goalkeeper couldn’t make Spain’s 26-man list for the World Cup. The manager chose Atletico Bilbao’s Unai Simon, Brighton’s Robert Sanchez, and Brentford’s David Raya over the United’s first choice goalkeeper.
Despite that, David De Gea has not given up on adding to the 45 caps he already has for his country. Spain’s head coach, Luis Enrique called De Gea to tell him that the decision to leave him behind was for a technical reason.
David De Gea still believes he can contribute to the success of the Spanish team even though his last appearance was against Ukraine two years ago.
Who is David De Gea?
During his mid-20s, David De Gea was regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the world. He was born on November 7, 1990, and is currently 32 years old. His height is 1.92 m (6 ft 4 inches).
The Spanish goalkeeper currently plays for Manchester United.
De Gea started his youth career at Atletico Madrid in 2003 at the age of 18 and left there in 2011. He joined Manchester United to replace Edwin Van Der Sar for a then British record fee of £18 million in 2011.
De Gea has the most appearances as a goalkeeper for Manchester United. The goalkeeper has made 45 appearances for Spain.
De Gea Wife
Edurne Garcia Almagro is the wife of the famous goalkeeper David De Gea. The couple started dating in 2014, and they are still together today. She was born on December 22, 1985, in Madrid.
Note that Edurne is a song writer, TV presenter, and actress.
She came to the limelight in 2005 in the fourth series of Operation Triumph. David De Gea’s wife kicked off her music career in 2006 with the album titled Edurne.
The album went on to achieve platinum status. Her second album came out in 2007 and was titled “The Illusion.” Her third album, Premiere, came out in 2008, and her fourth studio album, Nueva Piel, was released in 2010.
David De Gea’s Salary
David De Gea receives a yearly salary of 19.5 million pounds. He is the highest-paid goalkeeper in the Premier League, ahead of Ederson. He earns £375,000 per week. David De Gea is currently enjoying his six-year deal with Manchester United.
The goalkeeper has a net worth of 53.2 million dollars.
Why David De Gea Was Benched
His poor distribution and inability to claim the ball in his area have been limiting factors keeping De Gea from performing beautifully.
The Manchester United fans had given reasons why Erik Ten Hag should consider bringing in Martin Dubravka as their first choice goalkeeper.
Former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also put him on the bench and decided to play English international Dean Henderson against Sheffield United.
Why David De Gea is not playing for Spain
His time with Spain is over after Luis Enrique dropped him from the World Cup 2022 roster. The 32-year-old has made 45 appearances for his national team and was once seen as one of the best goalkeepers in football.
His delivery had been a problem, and coach Enrique wants someone who can play with the team, a goalkeeper who has pace and is strong on his feet.
Atletico Bilbao goalkeeper Unai Simon is the Spanish manager’s first choice.