Photo: David De Gea sends heartfelt message to his girlfriend ahead of Man United v Sunderland

David De Gea had a special message for his pop star girlfriend ahead of Manchester United's clash with Sunderland

David De Gea has taken to social media to wish his girlfriend Edurne Garcia a happy 31st birthday.

The Manchester United goalkeeper has been dating the Spanish singer for some time and was quick to pay tribute to his partner on social media on her special day last week.

De Gea posted the video above of the couple together on his personal Instagram account and wrote the caption: “Today is the most wonderful woman in the world’s birthday !! Congratulations, my love !! I love you so much!!”

De Gea will be expecting to feature for Manchester United when the Red Devils return to Premier League action on Boxing Day with a home clash against Sunderland at Old Trafford.

Jose Mourinho’s men are looking to make it four wins in a row in the Premier League as they look to climb the table after a stuttering start to the new campaign.

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Manchester United brought in Mourinho as the club’s new manager back in May after they opted to part company with Louis van Gaal at the end of last season.

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