Both players were involved in the match and are delighted to have helped their country to next summer’s tournament.
After back to back titles in 2008 and 2012, Spain are going to attempt to win the European Championships an unbelievable third time in succession. They already set a precedent with their two consecutive championships but three in a row could set a record which will never be beaten.
— Juan Mata García (@juanmata8) October 12, 2015
Buena victoria para cerrar la clasificación!Gracias a todos! Good win to close off the qualification!Thanks everyone! pic.twitter.com/e4dFzwvLC3
— David de Gea (@D_DeGea) October 12, 2015
They’ll be joined in France by plenty of fellow Manchester United players. France (hosts), England, Northern Ireland and Italy have all secured their place in the tournament, so there will be a whole host of Reds in the tournament.
Last time around, Juan Mata scored in Spain’s win over Italy in the 2012 European Championships final and he’ll certainly be hoping for history to repeat itself.
Euro 2016 should be a cracking tournament and with so many United players involved in it, there’s plenty of interest from our club’s perspective in how the players get on.