Lots of Manchester United fans were left stunned by Red Devils goalkeeper David de Gea’s latest charity contribution.
United’s shot stopper privately donated €300,000 to the local authority in Madrid to help tackle the growing crisis in Spain. His home country has been one of the worst affected by the recent events and de Gea reportedly made the donation to pay for medical supplies and provide support for vulnerable communities (Evening Standard).
Although the Spaniard made the payment anonymously, Isabel Diaz Ayuso, the president of the Community of Madrid, revealed the news on Twitter, stating “Thank you De Gea. The great help you have provided to the Community of Madrid will be key to fighting COVID-19. Eternally grateful, proud of you.”
Putting their rivalry aside, the Reds have linked up with Manchester City to donate £100,000 to help a local network of food banks in the North West, compensating for the temporary loss of matchday donations due to the Premier League being suspended (via the club’s official website).
Since moving to Old Trafford from Atletico Madrid for £22.5m in 2011, the 29-year-old has featured in over 300 games in the English top flight, keeping 108 clean sheets, catching 180 high claims, and making 84 sweeper clearances so far (Premier League). De Gea’s market value is priced at £45m via Transfermarkt.
Unsurprisingly loads of supporters were proud of the Spanish keeper’s effort, with one fan commenting they “love him.” Another simply said “what a man.”
Scroll through the best reactions down below…
David with the clutch gamewinning save
— Patrick (@PatrickHellese1) March 26, 2020
— Michael Reed (@RealMichaelReed) March 27, 2020
Top man Dave
— Nathan Elford (@nathelford) March 27, 2020
Anonymously. Humbly. The way it should be done
— Lee Whillians (@leewhillians) March 27, 2020
What a man @D_DeGea
— Wastor Wrederico (@PasteurFred17) March 26, 2020
My Numero Uno ❤️❤️
— Reagan Tinka (@EasyMoneySnipa6) March 26, 2020
Dave saves again
— The United Bible (@mustykaoje00) March 26, 2020
300k, what a man!!!
I messed up! giving 300k will help massively, like why complain about him giving ‘only 300k’, when nothing would be said had he not even donated anything!
May he be rewarded for the 300k donation! pic.twitter.com/7YPVhLC7dB
— (@PathT0Glory) March 26, 2020
i love him ❤️
— Emma Rose Brown (@Brown4Rose) March 26, 2020
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