Juan Mata played an important role for Manchester United last season popping up with some key goals and assists.

Particularly away to Liverpool, Mata gave us one of the highs of the season. Pure and utter ecstasy.

The Spaniard has talked about how unique United is as a club and no matter where you go in the world people recognise you.

“It was unbelievable to see how many supporters we have in the United States and even when we were playing teams like Real Madrid, we had more supporters than them,” Mata said.

“It’s amazing to feel fans in the States are with us. I think it’s very nice to know that the American fans are trying to learn more about the history of the club. We love them and thank them a lot because we can feel their support even from overseas and hopefully we can see a lot of them this summer.

“I think what’s surprised me most about the club is to feel that wherever you go, even when you go on holiday to a quiet place, you always find Man United supporters. It’s something that you do not expect in some countries, yet we have them all around the world.

“Manchester United is a special and unique club because of its history. No-one has won as many trophies as we have in the English league. That history is something that you cannot buy. I think this club has a lot of great history and I feel very proud to be part of it.”

The United faithful showed their appreciation for Mata this season by airing the following chant on terraces up and down the country.

Who’s the greatest player in the Premier League,
It’s you Juan Juan Juan,
It’s you Juan Juan Juan.