Man u Goal Keeper Caught stealing doughnut
September 30, 2011 Leave a comment
David de Gea might earn £35,000 a week but that didn’t stop the Manchester United keeper allegedly stealing a £1.19 doughnut from Tesco.
The Spaniard waltzed into the store in Atrincham, Greater Manchester with two friends before wolfing down the tasty treat, it is being claimed.
De Gea apparently tried to make a speedy exit but was spotted on CCTV and quizzed by security staff – one of whom spoke Spanish.
They left the star in no doubt that he had made a howler but stopped short of taking any further action or calling the police.
‘The security guards who monitor the CCTV watched two of them take a doughnut each out of the Krispy Kreme cabinet,’ a source claimed in The Sun.
‘They weren’t very subtle. They swaggered in chatting loudly in Spanish.
‘Incredibly, they then appeared to try to leave without paying — or buying anything else for that matter.’
The source said that when challenged and ushered into the search room, de Gea did not seem to know what was going on and ‘looked pretty embarrassed’.
A Tesco spokesman said: ‘A customer was spoken to by our security team and the issue was resolved.’
The store has a strict policy of a three-month store ban for alleged shoplifters.
At training on Friday, De Gea was reportedly ribbed by his United team-mates who offered to buy the hard-up keeper another round of doughnuts.
The young goalkeeper is regarded as one of the best in the world and commanded a fee of £17.8 million when United signed him from Athletico Madrid.
But his Old Trafford career got off to a shaky start before he began to find his feet between the posts.
His boss Sir Alex Ferguson is fully behind his No 1 keeper.
He said of de Gea earlier this month: ‘He’s 20 years of age and doesn’t know the culture of the country.
‘That’s a lot to deal with but he has shown great composure about the whole thing.
‘He’s not got himself flapping about the goalmouth. I think he’s absolutely outstanding. The boy is tremendous.’