David de Gea misses training with Spain because of gastroenteritis

by Tanveer Arayan

David de Gea has missed training with the Spanish national side ahead of their clash with Colombia on Wednesday night following a bout of gastroenteritis.

The 26-year-old has been tipped for a move to Real Madrid once again this summer, but Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has confirmed he is in no rush to leave Old Trafford after securing Champions League football for next season.

De Gea, who missed the last three games of Man United’s 2016/17 campaign, was in line to feature against Columbia before flying to Macedonia – and the same stadium which will host the UEFA Super Cup between Man United and Madrid on August 8 – for a World Cup qualifier.

However, AS Spain has confirmed that the keeper missed the final training session ahead of Wednesday’s clash after coming down with gastroenteritis.

For those that don’t know, gastroenteritis is basically just a scientific way of saying ‘horrific stomach bug that feels like it’s murdering you slowly from the insides’. I won’t go into any further details, but anybody who has suffered this affliction will tell you in a flash that the last thing you want to be doing is diving around anywhere.

Cases vary, of course, but the Spaniard shouldn’t be out for any longer than two weeks.

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