Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea donates £270,000 anonymously to help fight against coronavirus in Spain
- De Gea made anonymous donation to help tackle the pandemic in Spain
- The generous gesture was made public by Community of Madrid president
- Spain’s death toll from the coronavirus surpassed the official figure from China
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The former Atletico Madrid star is said to have made the donation anonymously to the local authority in the Spanish capital to help provide medical equipment and support vulnerable families.
But the generous gesture was made public by Community of Madrid president Isabel Díaz Ayuso.
Manchester United’s Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea made an anonymous donation
She tweeted: ‘Thank you De Gea. The great help you have provided to the Community of Madrid will be key to fighting COVID-19. Eternally grateful, proud of you.’
Spain’s death toll from the coronavirus surpassed the official figure from China on Thursday, becoming the second highest in the world.
The number of deaths rose by 738 in 24 hours – a daily record – to 3,434, higher than the 683 announced in Italy
Pep Guardiola has donated €1million in the fight against coronavirus in Barcelona
United teamed up with rivals City for a £100k donation tackling the pandemic.
And City boss Pep Guardiola has donated C1m euros (£920,000) to fight the coronavirus outbreak in Spain.
It will go to a campaign being promoted by the Medical College of Barcelona and the Angel Soler Daniel Foundation
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