Man Utd keeper De Gea backs Spanish colleague Casillas for Ballon d'Dor July 7, 2012, 2:05 am

Manchester United stopper David De Gea has backed Iker Casillas' to win the Ballon d'Or and be named best player in the world, reports talkSPORT.

And Spanish keeper de Gea, seen as a possible long-term replacement for Casillas in the Spanish national team, is right behind the idea.

De Gea, Spain's keeper for the Olympics this summer, said: "He is the best goalkeeper in the world and has been at the highest level for so long.

"He is the captain of Real Madrid and of the national team. He has won three international titles in the last four years. It's about time a Golden Ball was given to a goalkeeper. He deserves it."

Click here to reach the No1 destination for hard news and exciting gossip on Manchester United

For all the latest football news go to




2013/14 French Ligue 1

Lyon 1 - 0 Paris SG

2013/14 Spanish La Liga

2013/14 Italian Serie A


2012/13 UEFA Europa League

3:00am AEST Fri, 10th August
5:00am AEST Fri, 23rd November
7:05am AEST Fri, 7th December

2012 International Friendlies

Indonesia vs Cameroon

10:00pm AEST Fri, 16th November