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Juan Mata gives Man Utd team-mates signed copies of his autobiography for Christmas with inspirational messages inside

MANCHESTER UNITED players were in for a treat at training on Friday as Juan Mata handed them each a signed copy of his autobiography.

Not only did the Spaniard‘s teammates get the chance to read ‘Suddenly A Footballer’, they received a sincere message from their colleague.

Mata told Lingard to keep up his positive mindset
Wan-Bissaka was given this kind message by the midfielder

The likes of Jesse Lingard, Victor Lindelof and Luke Shaw posted their notes from Mata on social media.

Struggling midfielder Lingard was praised for his attitude with the message: “To my friend Jesse, keep that positive vibe on and off the pitch!”

While Lindelof and Shaw earned plaudits for their ability on the pitch: “To my friend Victor, ‘Iceman’, my centre-back. Thanks for finding those great passes to me on the pitch, and for being such a good guy. I love Sweden!”

“To my friend Luke, you can be the best left-back in the Premier League. Believe it!”

For every copy of Mata’s autobiography sold, 99p will be donated to his Common Goal charity.

Summer signings Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James showed off their books on Instagram too.

Playmaker Mata remains a popular figure at Man Utd despite not playing regularly

Mata, 31, complimented both United players for settling in excellently while telling the right-back to “enjoy the journey”.

The message to James read:“To my friend Daniel, what a great start for us you had! Keep going, you will be a great success! You are a great guy!”

And Wan-Bissaka received:“To my friend Aaron, I’ve never seen anyone tackle as good as you do! You’ve started so well for us, keep going and enjoy the journey!”

Daniel James was praised for his start to life in Manchester
Lindelof’s nickname ‘Iceman’ featured in his note
Luke Shaw was told to believe in himself by the Spaniard

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