De Gea explains doughnut scandal

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has explained the scandal involving his supposed theft of a doughnut from Tescos, which he claims was not the reason he did not play against Norwich at the weekend.

The 19-year-old was accused of walking out of the supermarket without paying for the dessert, but De Gea has explained what had happened.

“Nothing really happened. Me, my cousin and a friend from Spain went to the shop, we were hungry and took the doughnuts,” he told The Sun.

“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,” he explained.

The Spaniard watched from the sidelines as Anders Lindegaard took the field against Norwich on Saturday, but the Tescos incident did not play a part in this decision according to De Gea.

“Absolutely not true. They’re not going to drop me for a doughnut. The manager is the one that decides. He rotates players a lot and when he thinks it’s the right thing to do, he leaves you on the bench,” he concluded.

De Gea and Lindegaard are battling it out to be United’s number one on a more regular basis, with a trip to Anfield next up for the Premier League champions.

By Gareth McKnight