Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea helped Spain reach the 2018 World Cup finals on Friday night after keeping a clean sheet in La Roja’s 3-0 win over Albania.
Indeed, Italy’s 1-1 draw at home to Macedonia ensured that Spain could not be caught at the top of their group, and Julen Lopetegui’s side will be present in next summer’s tournament.
A disastrous 2014 World Cup saw Spain eliminated in the group stages, but this team looks capable of challenging for the prize in 2018.
De Gea, who is valued at £36m by transfermarkt.co.uk, has been key in United’s fine start to the 2017-18 campaign, and the 26-year-old has also been in impressive form for his country during their three qualifiers this season.
The former Atletico Madrid goalkeeper has developed into one of the best stoppers in the world over the last couple of years, and if it were up to the United supporters, he would be signing a lifetime contract at Old Trafford.
A selection of the best Twitter reaction can be found below:
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 6, 2017
Give him a lifetime contract.
— Nicole! (@ifuseekamy_) October 6, 2017
Ok but never leave my club
— Daniel (@PogbaMadness) October 6, 2017
And a clean sheet as always.. the best keeper!
— leyxon_delee 🇰🇪 (@Leyxon_D) October 6, 2017
Do accept my congratulations @D_DeGea!!! Man u forever!!!
— Aliyu Musa Abunaka (@AMAbunaka) October 6, 2017
The GOAT. 🔥🔴🔥
— Konrad Urbański (@urbansk1) October 6, 2017
Never leave us
— Don Noni-G (@Martial_FC) October 6, 2017
Well done @D_DeGea! Best in the world
— Lennon Arnot (@lennonarnot03) October 6, 2017
that is so cool hope he will make up proud during the world cup
— Abraham ugwa (@buzzy_kay) October 6, 2017
Congrats best goal keeper in the world
— kwamebuah (@VBuah) October 6, 2017
congrats David da save for qualifying
— Edah Gabriel Kizito (@EdahKizito) October 6, 2017