DAVID DE GEA has donated his gloves worn in his 250th Premier League game to non-league goalkeeper Jordan Dawes – who recently suffered a stroke at the age of 18.
The Manchester United ace gave the mitts he donned against Crystal Palace to the female stopper, as she continues to recover in hospital.
2 Kent Football United goalkeeper Jordan Dawes is recovering after suffering a stroke
Getty – Contributor2 Manchester United stopper David De Gea has given his gloves he wore against Crystal Palace to Dawes
Dawes is currently plying her trade at fifth-tier side Kent Football United – having featured for Charlton's youth sides up until she was 16.
She was a member of the squad that lost to Luton Town in the Women's FA Cup on penalties on November 11.
But tragedy hit after Dawes suffered a stroke, with Crystal Palace midfielder Ciara Watling uploading a photo of her as she urged fans to support her.
She tweeted: "My goalkeeper @Jord.Dawes.X from my girls academy is currently in hospital suffering from a terrible stroke at the age of 18!
💪🏻 Come on you ! pic.twitter.com/58DwpcNUpa
— APD (@APDfootball) November 26, 2018
Please read and retweet 🙏🙋🏻♀️ pic.twitter.com/MIw8HiOWWm
— Ciara Watling (@CiaraSherwood) November 24, 2018
Thank you so much, you’re my literal inspiration
— Jordan Dawes (@JordanDawes_x) November 25, 2018
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"Trying to get as many messages to support her as possible. Her favourite player is @D_DeGeaOfficial! If anyone can help."
De Gea duly responded, as he kindly said: "Hi Ciara, I'd like to send my gloves of the 250 match to Jordan, hopefully she will cheer up a bit!"
A jubilant Dawes was left elated, as she replied: "Thank you so much, you're my literal inspiration."
De Gea has been one of the shining lights in a disappointing season for United, with the Red Devils languishing in seventh spot.
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