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Manchester United’s David de Gea: World Cup ball could’ve been made a lot better

by Marwan Harraz

Manchester United’s David de Gea has joined a list of other international stars in criticising the upcoming World Cup’s ball.

The globe’s biggest tournament is set to begin in the summer hosted by Russia but there appears to be concerns already.

The ball made by Adidas, who are also United’s sponsors, has mainly been criticised by goalkeepers of several different nations.

With De Gea surely set to feature for Spain in the 2018 edition of the competition he’s likely to be playing with it rather frequently.

Napoli’s Pepe Reina and Barcelona’s Marc-Andre ter Stegen have also called the ball out for it’s quality which will surely worry fans.

According to the Daily Mail, David said to AS: “It’s [World Cup ball] really strange. It could have been made a lot better.”

David de Gea has been one of the Red Devils’ top performers this season and barring any injuries, he’s expected to start for Spain consistently.

With no real challengers, the keeper will potentially have Reina, Iker Casillas or Atletico Bilbao’s highly rated Kepa as support.

De Gea’s stock has continued to rise with even football neutrals finally agreeing with Manchester United supporters that he is the world’s best in his position.

Manuel Neuer was previously the one to hold onto that title with even Casillas and Juventus’ Gianlugi Buffon having been labelled as such too.

However, David is almost unrivalled with some keepers such as Manchester City’s Ederson edging him in terms of distribution but never in terms of pure shot stopping ability.

Should the United man end the season strong then he could very much win the club’s player of the season award once more.

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