‘Legend, magician, mentor’: Bruno Fernandes pays tribute to Juan Mata ahead of United exit

Bruno Fernandes has paid tribute to Juan Mata ahead of his exit from Manchester United later this summer.

Mata is set to leave Old Trafford as a free agent on June 30 and he is one of 11 players to be released.

Reflecting on his time with Mata at United, Fernandes posted the following message via Twitter: “One legend, magician, mentor and a true friend. I couldn’t be more lucky to find someone to look for and learn in this beginning at United and the Premier League.

“Was for me a pleasure play alongside with you, but more than that was amazing for me after this time having you as a friend.

“I want to wish you all the best in the future, because you deserve nothing less than the best.

“This is not a goodbye letter because you know that you have to come back and have a cappuccino and croissants with your friends. Legend.”

Mata has yet to decide on his next club but he has posted as emotional farewell video to social media.

Like Bruno, we’d like to wish Mata all the best in the future!

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