DIE-HARD football fans have spotted the Manchester United goalkeeper manning train station turnstiles in Glasgow – just days after his transfer deal to Real Madrid collapsed.
A dead ringer for £75,000-a-week David de Gea has been spotted by keen-eyed travellers at Glasgow Central Station.
The pic of the ScotRail worker has gone viral – with amused footy fans claiming the millionaire keeper has had to take a second job after his new £29m deal fell through.
24-year-old de Gea’s transfer deal with Real Madrid collapsed at the end of August, when club bosses failed to fill out paperwork within the transfer period.
But earlier today social media users posted images of a clueless ScotRail worker who bears a striking resemblance to the keeper – who joined Man United for £17.8m in 2011, setting a new record for a British goalie.
The pic shows the lookalike in regulation ScotRail uniform, working in customer services at the turnstiles of Glasgow’s biggest train station.
The photo – seemingly taken without the doppelganger’s knowledge – is captioned: “When your move to Real Madrid doesn’t go through in time”, with commenters speculating the star is working for ScotRail “on the side.”
Since being posted on Friday afternoon, it has since gone viral, with over 5,500 likes and 700 shares on Facebook.
And many amused commenters have taken to their computers to poke fun at the jilted keeper.
Kyle Morgan from Cardiff quipped: “He needs to get back on track!”
Scots football fan Sean McQueenie added, “ScotRail – Still a better “team” than United”, with another commenting simply “Anywhere but United.”
Others also piled in, with Glasgow locals confirming that the dead ringer is a regular at the station.
Brendán Burton said: “ Ha, seen him a few times at the station. Always thought he knew what he was doing when he grew that beard.”
People online have identified the unwitting attendant as Lyall Gallacher, from Greenock, although he has yet to come forward to claim his 15 minutes of fame.