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Man Utd officials failed to keep De Gea medical under wraps

Manchester United officials failed to keep David De Gea's medical under wraps yesterday.

The Daily Star says United officials wanted to keep the Spanish keeper's arrival at a Manchester hospital top secret and tried to hide him in a blanket.

De Gea was not supposed to complete the move from Atletico Madrid until Friday and is in the process of changing agents.

But United staff made a hash of their attempts to cover up De Gea with blankets as he arrived at the Bridgewater Hospital with his girlfriend to undergo a medical.

De Gea, 20, was putting the finishing touches to a deal United struck last season.

He has agreed a five-year-deal at Old Trafford worth an estimated £80,000 a week and will make his debut on the club's summer tour of America next month.

Fergie identified De Gea as the long-term successor to Edwin van der Sar 12 months ago.

A source close to De Gea said: "He can't wait to complete the final details and start training with his new team-mates.

"This is a huge move for him, but he reckons playing for United and Sir Alex Ferguson will make him one of the most successful goalkeepers in the world."

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