There are some footballers that can do little wrong in the eyes of the supporters.
One of those at Manchester United is Juan Mata, with the 29-year-old arguably the most popular player with the club’s worldwide fanbase.
Mata is actually out of contract at the end of the season, and there would be an uproar if the Red Devils allowed him to leave in next summer’s transfer window.
The attacker was left out of the squad for the defeat at Chelsea before the international break, but returned for the Newcastle United match at the weekend – playing in his favoured number 10 position as United recorded a 4-1 win at Old Trafford.
Mata, who is valued at £27m by transfermarkt.co.uk, posted his latest blog on Monday, and as expected, the United supporters were out in force to pay tribute to the Spaniard.
Jesse Lingard is one of those that gets a lot of stick from the United fans, but Mata is the complete opposite as he continues to be showed with praise.
One of the good guys in football, the former Valencia star remains a hugely popular figure at Old Trafford.
Hi! Here is my latest post. One Hour Behind: 'The character of a comeback'. https://t.co/cnBRDVCXfM
— Juan Mata García (@juanmata8) November 20, 2017
Give me a cuddle
— Paul Pogba fan (@Oli_Row) November 20, 2017
— Senos (@guilherme_senos) November 20, 2017
New contract my friend!! Hugs
— Pogpillow (@martialmanhunt) November 20, 2017
Great to watch you play Saturday Juan. Great game to remember. All those goals 🙂Love reading these. Keep writing. Off to do some OU study now ❤️⚽️🙂
— Mufc8❤️⚽️ (@Dianemufc8) November 20, 2017
Great perfirmance Juan ❤ keep it up
— Viktor Nagy (@ViktorNagy55) November 20, 2017
You Sir are an absolute gentleman. Great blog too 👌
— Ric Hooley (@hoogenbaard) November 20, 2017
— Kenny kikanai (@kennykikanai) November 20, 2017
Mata u a great soccer player
— Mpilo (@Mpilo7910) November 20, 2017
Keep up the good Play Juan! Good game with hard work for others to shine! GG
— Rune Fremgaard (@RuneUtd) November 20, 2017
juan we luv you man
— archford Herrera she (@ArchfordShe) November 20, 2017