Brighton goalkeeper replaces Manchester United star’s prestigious place

ALBION goalkeeper Robert Sanchez has been given the number one jersey in the Spanish squad following the omission of Manchester United’s David De Gea.

La Roja boss Luis Enrique dropped the Red Devils’ stopper, and his jersey number has been handed over to Albion’s Sanchez.

Sanchez will fight for the starting spot on the team with Brentford’s David Raya and Athletico Bilbao’s Unai Simon.

The Argus: Brighton's Robert Sanchez talks to Brentford's David Raya as they arrive on international dutyBrighton’s Robert Sanchez talks to Brentford’s David Raya as they arrive on international duty

The 24-year-old has made brilliant strides since replacing Matty Ryan on the Albion squad, where he has become one of the most promising young goalkeepers in the Premier League as well as a solid man in the Spanish squad.

But like much of the Albion squad, Sanchez’s form has declined recently and he has made a few mistakes, including a poor challenge on Liverpool’s Luis Díaz.

The news of the new jersey number can give the Spaniard a mental boost, which will help him regain his best form.

Sanchez previously wore jersey number 13 for La Roja.

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