David de Gea, Manchester United,
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea AFP

The European football season is approaching towards its end, while England’s County Championship is in its early stages. In between all this, little-known Tom Moores has impressed Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea. The Spaniard replied to County Championship’s Twitter handle that compared Nottinghamshire’s wicketkeeper Moores’ acrobatics to de Gea’s. Moores took two spectacular diving catches in Nottinghamshire’s defeat against Yorkshire. De Gea replied to the County Championship’s Twitter handle with applause.

De Gea’s reply


An excited Moores tried his luck and asked the goalkeeper for a training session.

Tom Moores, 21, is the son of former English coach Peter Moores, currently coach of Notts. Tom signed a two-year contract with the club in October. He has the big responsibility to fill in the large boots vacated by Chris Read.