Juan Mata has sent a message to Manchester United supporters, expressing his love for the fans at Old Trafford.
He’s been a vital player at Man United and is set for a big season under Jose Mourinho in the Premier League and Champions League.
The Spaniard has been a class act throughout his time at the club and has now even confirmed he will donate one per cent of his wages to football-based charities.
Speaking about the situation, Mata is glad he’s been able to bless the people of Manchester with moments to remember.
“My love for United supporters has grown every year I’ve been in Manchester,” he said.
“I’m glad to have given them moments like that one against Liverpool. But in February, I needed the people of Manchester to help me.
“My grandfather — who had still never missed a professional match of mine — was really sick. I remember FaceTiming with him when I was on the bus after we had beaten Saint-Etienne 1–0 in France in a Europa League match.
“His voice was weak … I could tell that he was struggling. His words came out slowly, but he told me that my assist to Henrikh Mkhitaryan during that match had been great.
“That was probably the most special assist of my life. Because it was the last one my grandfather ever saw. A few days later, he passed away.”
He’s a brilliant player to have at the club and Mata will be hoping to continue to have such a big impact at Old Trafford.
Mata has just returned from an injury and will be eyeing an opportunity to play against Real Madrid before the new season begins.