United fans desperate for £36m-rated star to stay at Old Trafford

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.

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