Mata: “I’m grateful for the reception from the Chelsea fans”

Mata: “I’m grateful for the reception from the Chelsea fans”

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Juan Mata of Manchester United has written has gratitude towards Chelsea fans after the reception he got during the match between Chelsea and Manchester United. Although he may have left Chelsea for Manchester in January 2014, he remains a huge fan favourite at Stamford Bridge.

On his personal blog, he wrote “It’s always special for me to play in Stamford Bridge. My feelings are different in a day like this, but once the referee blows the whistle for the kick-off, in my mind the only goal is to win, to give everything you have to help the team and to enjoy on the pitch,”

“I have to say that I’m deeply grateful for the reception from the Chelsea fans and their applause when I was substituted. Moments like these ennoble football and it’s something you keep in your memory forever,” he continued.