Saturday, June 25

Mata’s emotional farewell: There are very few players left like him

Following the confirmation of his departure from Manchester United, Spanish midfielder Juan Mata published a letter to all fans of the English club.

“It has taken me some time to process the change that is happening in my life,” Mata began.

“And this is a message, that for many moments over the last years, I never thought I would be writing.

“But of course, all good things come to an end and my time as a Manchester United player has just finished.”

The emotional letter is read by the player in a video which shows the streets of the English city which Mata has clearly come to love.

“Manchester is, and will always be, a massive part of my life, on and off the pitch,” Mata went on.

“I really feel like an adopted Mancunian, living here and understanding what it means to be part of this singular place in the world and its culture is something truly special.

“I feel I belong here.”


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