De Gea must play in order to make the Euro 2016 squad, claims Del Bosque

The Spanish coach has casted shadow over goalkeeper’s chances to feature for the national team if his feud with Manchester United and its coach Louis Van Gaal does not resolve quickly.

Del Bosque claimed that it will be ‘very difficult’ to select a player who has not featured enough for the season if the current situation at Old Trafford prolongs.

De Gea is yet to feature for Manchester United for the season. His move away from Old Trafford was imminent until Real Madrid were hard done on the last day of the transfer season.

Both sides have since engaged in a bitter war of words, with each club blaming the other for the collapsed transfer – leaving De Gea in a precarious position as he faces the prospect of spending at least another four months at Old Trafford.

When asked by Marca if he would speak to the 24-year-old about his situation, Del Bosque said: “No, but if I do feel the need to talk to him about it then I will say something.

“He needs to be professional and move on from this episode.

“I hope that he starts playing again and is happy, and if he plays well we can bring him along, otherwise if he doesn’t play it will be very difficult for him to come [to Euro 2016].”