Juan Mata grateful for Chelsea fans’ warm reception

Juan Mata grateful for Chelsea fans’ warm reception

- Juan Mata has said thank you to Chelsea fans for their support

- The Spaniard was given a standing ovation on Sunday as he was substituted

- The game ended 1-1 at Stamford Bridge

- Mata also expressed his support for Chelsea player, Zouma

Juan Mata grateful for Chelsea fans’ warm reception

Manchester United star Juan Mata

 

Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata who left Chelsea only two season ago has said on his latest blog that, "It’s always special for me to play in Stamford Bridge."

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The Spaniard was named man of the match in the 1-1 stalemate on Sunday and as he left to be substituted in the dying minutes of the game, he received a standing ovation from both sets of fans.

The player who won the Champion’s league with Chelsea in 2012 before moving to Old Trafford in 2014 thanked the fans of his former club for the support at the Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

"It’s always special for me to play in Stamford Bridge," he wrote. "My feelings are different in a day like this...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."

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The Manchester United player also expressed his support for Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma, who suffered a nasty-looking knee injury just before the hour mark which is going to keep him out for 6-months.

"I don’t want to forget about Kurt Zouma’s injury, I was very close to him when it happened. He left the pitch on a stretcher and screaming in pain and I hope it’s not a very serious injury and he can be back on the pitch as soon as possible," said Mata.

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