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Spanish girl helps De Gea out of a jam in 'doughnutgate'

Published 08/10/2011 | 05:00

David de Gea has had the chance to clear up last week's sticky situation that saw the Manchester United 'keeper tackled by Tesco security staff after he appeared to steal a doughnut from their store.

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The Spanish star explained that he intended to pay for his treat, but wandered out of the store to fetch his wallet from his car.

"Me, my cousin and a friend from Spain went to the shop, we were hungry and took the doughnuts.

"We were going to buy more things. I realised I didn't have my wallet, so I went out to the car to get it. Nothing more.

"They thought that I was leaving without paying, so I tried to explain to them, but my English is still not very good and we were there for a while.

"In the end, a Spanish girl arrived and we understood each other and in the end they ended up apologising to us."

De Gea was dropped for United's win over Norwich last week, but the keeper insisted it had nothing to do with the incident.

"They are not going to drop me for a doughnut," he said, which is a little harsh on Anders Lindegaard.

Irish Independent

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