Many Manchester United fans reacted to a tweet from Juan Mata offering a young aspiring goalkeeper a training session.
Due to current circumstances, football fans around the world are desperate to get their daily fix of the beautiful game, wherever and whenever they can. One youngster has gone viral with his goalkeeper training in the back garden after his mother shared footage of his impressive efforts on social media.
The boy used a garden fence to rebound various shots on target and create an innovative way of practising his shot-stopping skills.
When you’re a goalkeeper… and an only child… in self isolation… and trying to keep up with your training… 😂😂came up with this himself! I’m so impressed. #coronavirus #StayHomeStaySafe pic.twitter.com/FFzJ1LE3N1
— Sarah-Jayne Tobin (@TheSJTobin) March 23, 2020
The dead-ball specialist posted a reply offering the child an exclusive free-kick training session when football returns to normality in the future.
Since moving to Old Trafford from Stamford Bridge for £40.26m, the 31-year-old has made over 200 appearances for United, netting 48 goals and creating 42 assists in all competitions (Transfermarkt).
Lots of Red Devils gushed over the veteran midfielder’s post, with one fan hailing the “amazing gesture,” and another commented the Spaniard is “the nicest bloke in football.”
Obviously Mata’s message also prompted several hilarious replies from the Old Trafford faithful. Some people clearly still haven’t forgotten about the former Liverpool striker’s mockery of a 13-year-old goalkeeper as a supporter remarked “alright Michael Owen.”
Have a read through some of the best reactions online…
Juan hitting 35 yard rockets and sending him home crying
— Harry (@HarryW34) March 23, 2020
— Barry McKeever (@barry_mckeever) March 23, 2020
Juan Mata ❤ class personified. What a beautiful human being you are mate
— Al Fagan (@GlesgaRed) March 23, 2020
Good man Juan! One of the game’s most likeable people pic.twitter.com/brVPTFfbgq
— Utd Defence🛑🔰 (@halffriedegg) March 23, 2020
Juan Mata, the nicest bloke in football, maybe even the world! What a top fella he is!!
— Chaddy (@chaddy_bain92) March 23, 2020
Alright Michael owen pic.twitter.com/prgLZ8NEd4
— Savo’s Bandana (@BandanaSavos) March 23, 2020
Well done, he’s 13!
— Nick Coppack (@nickcoppack0) March 23, 2020
Destroy him please
— FergieTime™️ (@SSIIIIUUUUU) March 23, 2020
United fans, what do you make of Juan Mata’s incredible gesture? Is he the nicest player in the Premier League? Let us know in the comments below!
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