The goalkeeper hasn’t played a competitive game for Spain since November last year and is yet to feature for Manchester United this season, so it will be a real boost for Louis van Gaal to have him get some minutes tonight.
Playing against Macedonia would give De Gea the opportunity to shake off some of the cobwebs which would bring him back to Manchester ready for the weekend’s huge game against bitter rivals Liverpool.
With Sergio Romero set to start for Argentina against Mexico out in USA at 3am on Wednesday morning, there are questions to be asked over whether Romero will even be available for selection due to the effects of jetlag following the long flight home.
So long as he is fit, De Gea should be one of the first names on van Gaal’s team-sheet to face Liverpool on Saturday, even if he were to get zero minutes tonight.
He’s United’s best goalkeeper by a long margin and now that he is staying at the club, it’s about time for him to get back to doing what he does best in goal.