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Video: Juan Mata and Ander Herrera took on Chris Smalling and Jonny Evans in footgolf

Published 03/06/2015 | 10:08

Ander Herrera and Juan Mata came out on top
Ander Herrera and Juan Mata came out on top

Going to miss football this summer? Try art, literature, music, cinema, friendship or love. Or, alternatively, why not enjoy a game of footgolf, a brand spanking new pastime that’s sweeping the nation.

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Four Manchester United stars teamed up with online banking specialists Swissquote to give the sport a go now the season is over.

Spanish midfielders Juan Mata and Ander Herrera took on Chris Smalling and Jonny Evans to battle it out for the inaugural Forex Footgolf Challenge trophy.

Footgolf is essentially golf combined with football but you’d probably worked that out already. Watch the video above and you can see how things went down.

Afterwards, Mata said: “Herrera and I showed great Spanish teamwork to get our hands on the trophy. Manchester United has a very competitive culture and winning is always important especially against your teammates. We kick hundreds of footballs every day in training, but it took a lot of skill and quality to get the ball in the hole, particularly after Ander slipped on the first hole!”

Needless to say, that slip is the highlight of the video.

Watch below:

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