Date: 30th July 2012 at 4:43pm
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Two surprise defeats, by Japan and the Honduras, prematurely ended Spain`s chances of adding Olympic glory to their World and European glory.

However, Spain`s unfortunate demise does have a positive effect for United with our first choice keeper, David de Gea, now set to return to Carrington a few days earlier than expected.

Naturally Sir Alex will grant the Spaniard his statutory leave period but we can now expect to see him sooner rather than later.