Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea was absent during his side's 3-0 win over Sunderland at the weekend. The Spanish shot stopper missed the game due to a hip injury but that did not stop him from sharing his love for the team with his millions of followers on Twitter.
The 26-year-old produced a series of tweets as he watched each of United's three goals hit the back of the net, showing his unwavering support for his fellow teammates.
IBRA⚽️— David De Gea (@D_DeGea) 9 April 2017
MIKI⚽️— David De Gea (@D_DeGea) 9 April 2017
KID⚽️— David De Gea (@D_DeGea) 9 April 2017
United fans then quickly responded to express their delight at the Spaniard's passion and pleaded with their beloved goalkeeper to stay at the club, with Real Madrid reportedly plotting to make another summer bid.
@D_DeGea Don't give much attention to the replies which are saying 'Real Madrid is waiting' just IGNORE ✌— Mehwish (@Mehwish_dr) 9 April 2017
What was most notable about De Gea's tweets was his nickname of 'kid' for Marcus Rashford. The 19-year-old grabbed his team's third goal of the game - his first in the Premier League since September.