Kettlewell happy with Staggies as he laughs off David de Gea comparison

Manchester United keeper David De Gea and Ross County boss Stuart Kettlewell aren’t two football figures you’d associate with each other – but now there’s a hilarious connection.

Red Devils keeper De Gea last night took to social media to post a photo of Kettlewell, with both men sharing an uncanny resemblance to each other.


The game was live on Sky Sports and De Gea has obviously caught a glimpse of County’s opener with Motherwell, posting a picture of Kettlewell to the eyes of his 12.7 million Twitter followers.

Kettlewell joked about the post after his side’s fine 1-0 win over Motherwell (BBC): “It’s wasted on me with the whole social media thing. But maybe it’s my doppelganger!

“Most importantly for me tonight was on the pitch and I’m delighted with the result. I think it sets us up well for the game on Saturday.”

The Dingwall David de Gea? (Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

Kettlewell’s side got off to the perfect start in their 2020/21 Premiership campaign with a 1-0 win over a decent Motherwell side.

County dominated the early stages before Well captain Declan Gallagher brought down Harry Paton inside the box just after 20 minutes. Ross Stewart stepped up to dispatch the spot kick as Kettlewell’s side managed to claim all three points, Motherwell’s Liam Donnelly missing a penalty with 18 minutes to go.

It’s a good way to start the term for the Highland side who now go into Saturday’s game against Hamilton full of confidence.

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