Photo: David de Gea all smiles with Juan Mata in Spain training

by Sam Peoples

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea was all smiles alongside Juan Mata at training for the Spanish national team.

De Gea seemed content, despite the deadline day debacle that resulted in him staying at Old Trafford for the time-being. After Real Madrid could not complete a deal for the 24-year-old in time, there were doubts over how he would react but images from training suggest he is not letting the failure of the transfer affect him.

Spain are readying themselves for their European Championship qualifiers against Slovenia and Macedonia, with De Gea hoping to secure the No.1 spot for his country ahead of the 2016 European Championships in France next year.

With his Man United colleague Juan Mata also in the Spain squad, the pair will be hoping that De Gea can resurrect his United career.

After winning the club’s player of the season award for the past two years, the ex-Atletico Madrid man’s importance to his club cannot be understated.

With reports suggesting that any move to the Spanish capital is now dead in the water, De Gea could be contemplating signing a new contract at United, something that would delight fans of the club.

Spain manager Vicente Del Bosque has openly said that the goalkeeper must be playing regularly in order to represent his country in France next summer and it could be the push he needs to get himself back into United’s first team.

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