Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has confirmed David De Gea will start their Champions League clash with Basel, despite picking Sergio Romero for vital Europa League games last season.
De Gea sat out the Europa League final against Ajax in Stockholm, among other matches in the competition, as Mourinho opted to field his deputy.
But the Spaniard will be back in goal, when the Champions League returns to Old Trafford for the first time in nearly two years on Tuesday night.
“I go match by match. I don’t like that clear separation of you play this competition, I play this competition. David is really well and really confident and I go with David,” Mourinho told a news conference on Monday.
De Gea, reacting to his manager’s decision, said: “I always want to play every game but it was a manager decision [to pick Romero] and it was good because we won the competition.
“We fight for the position to play and it is good for the group, to keep working hard in training.
“All three, Sergio, Joel [Pereira] and me train really hard to be the player on the pitch to play the games. I feel really strong, really confident. Every day I train hard to be in the XI and that’s it.”