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Man Utd keeper De Gea enjoys massive cash windfall from Prem season

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea enjoyed a massive windfall at the end of the Premier League season.

The Sun says De Gea earned a mammoth £3m from his image rights last year, despite his continued drop off in performance levels.

The Spaniard has been roundly criticised for a string of high profile errors for United but his reputation as one of the world's leading goalkeepers means he is still raking in the cash.

De Gea signed a new £375,000-a-week contract with United back in September which will keep him at Old Trafford until 2023 and the 29-year-old also runs a company called Bedamarse Limited.

They deal with payments 'linked to his name' and according to the latest figures published on Companies House, the business holds cash reserves of £8.8m, an increase of £5.6m on the previous year.

As a result, De Gea will pay £703,448 in tax on those earnings but that works out as less than two weeks wages for the star.

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