MANCHESTER United’s Spanish goalkeeper, David de Gea, has donated €200,000 to the disaster relief fund in the flood-hit Vega Baja region because of his father’s links in the area.

De Gea’s father was born in Redován and grew up in Orihuela – one of the cities worst affected by the recent gota fria storm that claimed seven lives.

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De Gea himself was born in Madrid.Red Cross Spain  thanked him for the gesture through their Cruz Roja Española en Aspe page, writing, “Thank you very much David De Gea for your solidarity and support to those affected”.

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