De Gea wants public apology

David De Gea has accepted the apology of Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez but would rather it had been done publicly.

The Spain international goalkeeper was accused by Sanchez in 2016 of being involved in a sex scandal but despite a private apology last week, the Manchester United man believes more could happen.

“I believe Pedro Sanchez should apologise in public,” De Gea told an interview with Diario AS.

“I accepted his apology politely, but what he said was in public – not in private – and his apology to me has not been.

“It is also true that there are public figures who disrespected me in public who have not yet apologised.

“In this country, it is easy to talk about others negatively but they will not then say sorry.”

Sanchez, leader of the left-leaning PSOE party, replaced outgoing Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy at the start of June following a vote of no-confidence.

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