Premier League Icon and Spanish World Cup winner, Juan Mata is currently grieving. The former Chelsea midfielder lost his mother after a long battle with illness, according to reports from Spain.
The Manchester United number 8, Mata himself has not confirmed the news but close pals Bruno Fernandes, David De Gea and Ander Herrera took to Instagram on Monday afternoon to share pics with Mata showing their love and support.
Fernandes said: “Friend, a very strong hug for you and your family.” Goalkeeper De Gea captioned his post with a love heart and ex-United midfielder Herrera wrote ‘siempre’ meaning ‘forever’.
Marta Garcia has been described as a ‘very dear, good and loving person’. Marta had two children – the Manchester United midfielder and his sister Paula.
The Spain international, 32, is said to have had an incredibly close relationship with her. Mata told Manchester United’s official website in 2019 that he would speak to his mother on his way to the stadium before every match and she would regularly text him during the game for him to see her message after full-time.
May her soul rest in peace.