Former Man Utd defender runs rule over David De Gea saga

Former Man Utd defender Danny Higginbotham runs rule over David De Gea saga

By Ned Bristow

Danny Higginbotham has claimed that David de Gea remaining at Manchester United will be a good thing for both club and player.

In the wake of the 24-year-old goalkeeper’s failed move to Real Madrid last night, Higginbotham has reassured United fans that De Gea will return from the international break with his head in the right place.

Former Southampton and Stoke defender Higginbotham believes de Gea, who has been United’s player of the year for the last two seasons, will fight for his place in Louis van Gaal’s starting eleven.

Spain face Slovakia and Macedonia in European Championship qualifiers over the next seven days, and De Gea will be hoping to further cement his place as the country’s number one ahead of this summer’s tournament.

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He has made five appearances for the 2010 World Cup winners since the international retirement of Iker Casillas, and is tipped to become his long-term successor.

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