David De Gea has spoken of his delight at being among his idols, as Spain prepare for their forthcoming World Cup qualifiers against Finland and France.
The United shot-stopper has won his first call up to the full squad, having made 19 appearances for the Under 21’s, as well as turning out in all three of his nations matches in last summer’s Olympic Games in London.
The 22 year old, who may win his first cap with first choice goalkeeper Iker Casillas out injured, also told Spanish radio that he is happy in Manchester, following several reports linking him with a move back to his home country.
De Gea has also rebuffed any potential claim that Nani’s dismissal in the Champions League two weeks ago will affect his relationship with the Real Madrid contingent in the Spanish squad, describing the incident as “water under the bridge”.
Meanwhile, it has been suggested that Michael Carrick could be used as an emergency centre back for England’s World Cup qualifier against San Marino on Friday evening.
Roy Hodgson is without three of the centre backs he had initially selected, with Gary Cahill now unavailable, following the withdrawals of Michael Dawson and Rio Ferdinand.
Carrick has played in defence for United on three occasions this season.