David De Gea's girlfriend accepts personal tour of Manchester city centre
The girlfriend of United goalkeeper David De Gea appears to have accepted an offer from council honcho Pat Karney to show her the sights of Manchester city centre on a personal tour.
He extended the unlikely offer to stunning Edurne Garcia after she appeared to slate the city, branding it ‘uglier than a fridge from behind’ in a TV interview. Now though the singer has hit back to deny she made the comments, report the Manchester Evening News.
And she said she would love to see more ‘corners’ of Manchester with ‘the councilman’ Karney.
Ms Garcia, 29, caused a storm in the recent interview when she claimed the city was ‘not very nice’.
Promoting the Spanish entry to this year’s Eurovision song contest, on which she will sing, she told Spanish TV: “It’s not very pretty, that’s the truth. You have to hunt for the good spots.”
She then appeared to compare Manchester to the back of a fridge - and went on to admit that the only good thing about the city is the fact that her Spanish international goalkeeper lives here.
Proud Mancunians leapt to the city’s defence and councillor Karney, who is the city centre spokesman and represents Harpurhey at the town hall, replied: “The only thing Manchester has in common with a fridge is that it’s really cool.
"We attract millions of visitors a year who flock here for our nightlife and celebrations, our world-class cultural attractions, our shopping and of course our football.
“I’m not sure how much of the city Ms Garcia has seen, but we’d be delighted to take the couple on a tour and show them what they’re missing.”
Now Ms Garcia, speaking to Spanish news agency Europa Press, said she didn’t make the comments as reported and said she was ‘delighted’ with Manchester and its people.
She said: “I love it and the city has wonderful corners. There’s a councilman who wants to show me the city and I am delighted to know more wonderful corners in Manchester.”
De Gea, 24, signed for United from Atletico Madrid in 2011 but in recent months has been linked with a move back to Spain with Real Madrid.
The couple have been dating since 2010 after meeting in Madrid.
Edurne still lives in Madrid but regularly jets over to Manchester to visit United’s goalkeeper and reigning player of the year, who is in superb form.
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