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Manchester United star David de Gea criticises voting after his girlfriend's Eurovision result

Published 24/05/2015 | 12:23

Edurne of Spain performs on stage during the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2015
Edurne of Spain performs on stage during the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2015
Spain's Edurne performs during the 60th Eurovision Song Contest final
Spain's Edurne performs during the 60th Eurovision Song Contest final
Spain's Edurne performs during the 60th Eurovision Song Contest final
Spain's Edurne performs during the 60th Eurovision Song Contest final
Spain's Edurne performs during the 60th Eurovision Song Contest final
Edurne of Spain performs on stage during the final of the Eurovision Song Contest
Edurne of Spain performs on stage during the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2015

Manchester united goalkeeper David de Gea has criticised voting along the lines of nationality after his girlfriend Edurne Garcia finished 21st out of 27 countries in the Eurovision last night.

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Representing Spain, Garcia only managed 15 points for her performance of the song Amanecer.

The high octane performance seemed to go down well in front of the crowd in Vienna but it didn't translate into points.

De Gea took to Twitter to console his girlfriend of five years after the results: "Your are my number one above the voting.”

He criticised the block voting phenomenon for the result: “And there was me thinking the music was more important than nationality at Eurovision.”

The netminder will be between the sticks for Manchester United this afternoon against Hull where the hosts need a win to give themselves a chance at Premier League survival.

It may be the Spanish international's last appearance for the Red Devils with speculation mounting that he could be moving to Real Madrid in the summer.

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