David de Gea showed he still keeps Manchester United close to his heart on his return to Manchester this week.
The ex-Red Devils goalkeeper, who racked up a whopping 545 appearances for the club, became a free agent this summer following the expiration of his contract.
The Spaniard is yet to find a new club, despite winning the Premier League golden glove award last term.
Despite months passing since his departure, De Gea was spotted in Manchester on Tuesday.
Speculations swirled as he uploaded an Instagram post at a padel tennis court with Manchester tagged as the location.
But it turns out there was a wholesome reason behind why the Premier League winner was back in town.
Manchester United’s Women’s team played their first ever Champions League game on Tuesday night, coming from behind to draw 1-1 with Paris Saint-Germain.
It turns out De Gea, who remains particularly close with United Women’s Spanish contingent, had gone to Leigh Sports Village to cheer them on.
The goalkeeper was spotted at the back of one of the stands with his hood up, all smiles as he watched his former club’s women’s team in action.
De Gea has been training alone since his departure from Manchester United in June.
The 32-year-old has been linked with the Saudi Pro League and Major League Soccer, with LaLiga clubs also reportedly showing interest.
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