(Video) Juan Mata shares emotional farewell clip ahead of Manchester United exit

Juan Mata has shared an emotional farewell video to Manchester United as he steps away from the club he called home for eight-and-a-half seasons.

Although he rarely featured in recent years, Mata has long been one of United’s most popular players. It’s a shame we didn’t see his best years at Old Trafford, but I also think he should’ve played more football last season.

In his goodbye video, Mata speaks about the decision to leave United, which is something that we can only imagine was very difficult.

“It would be impossible for me to express through this text all the feelings that I’ve been experiencing over the last weeks but to sum it up, I would like to say that I’m the proudest man in the world for having represented this unique club for the last 8 and a half seasons.”

Mata’s words certainly hit home – just like they did in his blogs, which is something he unfortunately stopped doing in recent years.

“Manchester is and will always be a massive part of my life on and off the pitch and I really feel like an adopted Mancunian.”

Mata adds: “I wish nothing but the best to the club and the new manager.”

We would like to wish him the very best at his new club.

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