Manuel Almunia: England's Next Number One?

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Manuel Almunia: England's Next Number One?

Many England fans are unhappy with David James as England number one but who is the answer?

The Portsmouth veteran had a dodgy start to the season last week in the 4-0 drubbing at Chelsea and it has done little to inspire confidence.

There are plenty of other choices for England manager Fabio Capello, including Scott Carson (West Brom), Robert Green (West Ham United), Chris Kirkland (Wigan Athletic), Paul Robinson (Blackburn Rovers), Joe Hart (Manchester City) and maybe, just maybe Manuel Almunia.

The Arsenal number one is Spanish as we all know but the 31 year old is just one year away from being British. Well if he chooses to be that is.

It's not the first time he's mentioned it and with the chance of playing for Spain not in the offing, he has hinted at doing what it takes to play international football.

The Spaniard told Sky Sports News, "Playing for England could be my only chance for international football,"

"If playing for England is the only way to play in international matches then I will make my decision to have it or not."

I've never seen a situation like this arise before but Scotland have played many "Englishman" over the years thanks to their wonderful grandparents. Some have been more successful than others though.

Would the England fans support a Spanish Number One? Is he in fact, even the best of the above mentioned bunch?

I'm not an Englishmen so I'm not going to call it but I do want you too!

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