Monday 26 September 2016

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

Published 07/05/2016 | 15:49

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.

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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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