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Real Madrid Fans Want Keylor Navas to Remain as No. 1 Ahead of David De Gea

MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 08: Keylor Navas of Real Madrid celebrates during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Real Madrid CF and AS Roma at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on March 8, 2016 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images)
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Mark BollonsFeatured ColumnistJanuary 12, 2017

Real Madrid fans have had their say, and they have come out in favour of Keylor Navas.

A survey run by Spanish newspaper AS found that 79 percent of Los Blancos supporters want the Costa Rican international to remain as the club's No. 1 goalkeeper ahead of former transfer target David De Gea.

LEON, SPAIN - JUNE 11: Goalkeeper David de Gea (R) crosses with goalkeeper Keylor Navas (2ndL) of Costa Rica during the hand shaking prior to start the international friendly match between Spain and Costa Rica at Reino de Leon Stadium on June 11, 2015 in
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The Spaniard has been in top form for Manchester United once again this season and was impressive on Thursday night despite the 2-0 Europa League defeat at Liverpool.

However, Navas has arguably been even better, keeping eight straight clean sheets in the Champions League and conceding just 0.88 goals per game in La Liga, per AS.

That form has clearly influenced the supporters at the Santiago Bernabeu, and it's Navas who now has their backing.

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