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Man Utd signing De Gea never forgets his roots - ex-school master

New Manchester United signing David De Gea never forgets his roots.

De Gea is a young man who has not forgotten his roots in Illescas - a municipality 25 miles outside Madrid the population of which would fill the Stretford End at Old Trafford.

He goes back there to visit his old school and is a hero to the kids there.

His old school master at the Castilla School is Jose Luis Garcia who describes De Gea as an inspiration.

Garcia told The Sun: "David was a very, very good student.

"He came from a very good family background and always had a very positive attitude. He was with us from the age of four to 17.

"Academically he was very good, although not so much in English - he wasn't very good at that!

"But, of course, he was brilliant at all sports. He excelled at basketball and football. He had very big hands so it is no surprise to us he's a goalkeeper.

"But, for all his success with Atletico Madrid, David hasn't changed a bit. He has always been a modest lad and very down to earth. He is not big headed at all and I don't think anything will change that either. He's just very normal.

"He is often back in school and always wants to see his old teachers. He brings in autographs and pictures and will always spend time talking to the children about doing well in school."

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