- Sevilla send funny tweet to David de Gea ahead of Tuesday’s European clash
- The Manchester United goalkeeper made two stunning saves in the first leg
- David de Gea will go to this summer’s World Cup in Russia with Spain
Sevilla appear to have highlighted David de Gea as their main obstacle to reaching the Champions League quarter-finals ahead of the second leg against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
The La Liga side go into Tuesday’s game knowing a score draw will be enough to seal their passage past Jose Mourinho’s men, but, as they found out in the first leg, finding a way to beat De Gea is easier said than done.
Hoping to gain a psychological advantage over the Spain international, Sevilla sent him a tweet late on Monday evening advising him to keep his best form for this summer’s World Cup in Russia.
David de Gea has been told to save his best form for this summer’s World Cup with Spain
Sevilla’s English Twitter account tweeted David de Gea directly ahead of their European clash
They wrote: ‘Hey @D_DeGea. Keep your best stuff for the @FIFAWorldCup this time. Thanks, Sevilla FC.’
Manchester United go into Tuesday’s game as favourites to qualify after their goal-less draw in the first leg, and they have their goalkeeper to thank for holding that advantage.
The 27-year-old made a staggering save to deny Sevilla’s Luis Muriel from point-blank range, further enhancing his reputation as one of the best shot-stoppers in world football.
De Gea made a stunning save to deny Sevilla’s Luis Muriel and secure a 0-0 draw in the first leg
Indeed, De Gea will go to Russia this summer as arguably the best goalkeeper in the competition after another brilliant season in between the sticks at Old Trafford.
He has also moved back into the viewfinder of Real Madrid, who came within minutes of signing him in 2015, but Mourinho has told the Spanish giants he will be going nowhere this summer.
‘I think he will stay,’ Mourinho told La Sexta.
‘I don’t know what Real Madrid’s intentions are, but if I were them, I would think of another player.’