Manchester United ace David De Gea gifts female non-league goalkeeper his gloves from 250th league game after she suffers stroke

Teenager Jordan Dawes - who featured in the youth sides for Charlton up until the age of 16 - is currently plying her trade for Kent Football United


Posted Tuesday, November 27, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk

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.

Manchester United ace David De Gea gifts female non-league goalkeeper his gloves from 250th league game after she suffers stroke
Kent Football United goalkeeper Jordan Dawes is recovering after suffering a stroke

Manchester United ace David De Gea gifts female non-league goalkeeper his gloves from 250th league game after she suffers stroke
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!

"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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