The 2018 World Cup will give David de Gea his first real chance to impress on the world stage after being forced to bide his time.

The Manchester United star has continued to prove his worth in England over the years and many fans regard him as the best goalkeeper in the world.

He made his international debut in 2014 but has only picked up 25 caps due to Iker Casillas’ long reign between the posts.

De Gea was Spain’s third-choice goalkeeper for the 2014 World Cup as they crashed out of the group stages in Brazil.

He was the only member of the squad to not feature in the tournament but the 27-year-old made his first start later that year.

De Gea was Spain’s number one at the 2016 European Championship and is now expected to be a big player as they try to win their second World Cup.

Spain are priced at 8.50 to win the tournament outright while they are 1.53 favourites to win Group B ahead of Portugal, Morocco and Iran.

De Gea’s form for United has once again been superb this season and he has made 27 league appearances to help his side move up to second in the league table.

He could well win the Golden Glove this summer, with Manuel Neuer struggling with injury, and the former Atletico Madrid stopper will be hoping to lay down a marker in Spain’s first game.

They will play Portugal first, with Spain 1.91 favourites. The draw is 3.30 while Portugal are 4.00 to grab all three points.

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