Tuesday 25 April 2017

Watch: Touching moment as Manchester United's Juan Mata embraces young disabled fan

Juan Mata celebrates scoring the first goal for Manchester United. Action Images via Reuters / John Sibley
Juan Mata celebrates scoring the first goal for Manchester United. Action Images via Reuters / John Sibley

Manchester United playmaker Juan Mata shared a heartfelt encounter with an overjoyed wheelchair bound fan after scoring his side’s winning goal against Norwich City this afternoon.

In an age when footballers often think of themselves as untouchable demigods, Juan Mata showed a wonderful touch of humanity as he left the field following United’s pivotal 1-0 victory over Norwich City.

Mata took the time to speak to the youngster before posing for a picture as thousands look on.

Pure class.

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