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David de Gea and the case of the missing donut

The Spanish goalkeeper was tackled by security staff after the alleged theft.

The 20-year-old has looked shaky on occasion this season.
The 20-year-old has looked shaky on occasion this season.

GOALKEEPERS HAVE A reputation for being eccentric and David de Gea, it seems, is no exception to the stereotype.

The goalkeeper, who earns in the region of £70,000-a-week, was let off with a warning, after he allegedly stole a Krispy Kreme donut from a local Manchester store recently, according to The Sun.

The young Man United star was reportedly tackled by security staff and subsequently shown CCTV footage of his theft, with onlookers saying de Gea “looked pretty embarrassed” during the incident.

A source said that de Gea was then confronted by a staff member who spoke fluent Spanish, before being allowed to leave, while adding:

“They [de Gea and his two friends] weren’t very subtle. They swaggered in chatting loudly in Spanish. The security guards who monitor the CCTV watched two of them take a doughnut each out of the Krispy Kreme cabinet. Incredibly, they then appeared to try to leave without paying – or buying anything else for that matter.”

The goalkeeper has had a less than comfortable start to life in the Premier League, with recent errors against Man City and West Brom suggesting he has yet to fully adapt to English football.

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