MANCHESTER UNITED keeper David De Gea has been outed for donating £270,000 to Spain’s coronavirus battle – after making the gift anonymously.
The keeper stands tall between the sticks, and once more stands firm with his nation in a time of need, having given £175k last November when a storm killed seven people.
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Old Trafford and Spain No1 David De Gea has yet again donated to help fight tough times in his home country[/caption]
De Gea, 29, is thought to have quietly made his latest donation to the local authority in his home city, Spanish capital Madrid, one of Europe’s worst-hit regions.
But the gesture was made public by Community of Madrid president Isabel Díaz Ayuso.
She tweeted: “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.”
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De Gea gave money for medical equipment and helping vulnerable families.
Spain’s death toll from coronavirus of almost 3,500 is second only to Italy’s, well ahead of originating country China and the USA, which now has the most cases overall.
Meanwhile, teamed up with rivals City for a £100k donation tackling the pandemic.
And De Gea’s club-mate Marcus Rashford is spearheading a campaign to help feed all children while schools are largely shut.
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Messi helped fund a hospital clinic in Barcelona and a medical centre in Argentina with £500k.
Ronaldo and his agent Jorge Mendes gave around £900,000 for three intensive care units in their native Portugal.
And Guardiola donated a similar sum for vital medical gear in Spain.