David de Gea to Miss the 2022 World Cup After Being Snubbed From Spain’s Provisional Squad by Luis Enrique. Long-serving Manchester United goalkeeper will not play in the upcoming World Cup after Spain boss Luis Enrique excluded the 31-year-old from his provisional 55-man squad.
De Gea’s position with the Spanish national team has been at risk for a while after being overlooked for Brighton’s Robert Sanchez and Athletic Bilbao’s Unai Simon.
Considering Luis Enrique employs an expansive style that requires his goalkeepers to possess elite ball-playing and sweeping skills, De Gea’s window of playing for Enrique was slowly closing.
David de Gea to Miss the 2022 World Cup After Being Snubbed From Spain’s Provisional Squad by Luis Enrique. Unai Simon and Robert Sanchez are ahead in the pecking order, and the latest squad indicates De Gea is even farther back. Brentford’s David Raya is also expected to be on the plane to Qatar.
De Gea snubbed by Enrique
According to the Daily Mail, De Gea failed to make Spain’s 55-man provisional squad a few weeks to the World Cup.
Despite the squad’s big size, the United shot-stopper misses out, with three other Premier League goalkeepers picked instead.
The former Barcelona boss has picked five goalkeepers in the 55-man list, but United number one is not one of them. De Gea was in Spain’s squad last November when he was an unused substitute, according to Goal.
Chelsea’s Kepa Arrizabalaga and Getafe’s David Soria will be backups in case of any injuries or illnesses before the tournament.