Juan Mata chooses ‘David Herrera’ as his favourite Manchester United team-mate

by Richard Laverty

It doesn’t take a lot for any of Manchester United’s Spanish contingent to get into the hearts of supporters but the friendship shown between Juan Mata, Ander Herrera & David de Gea has captured the fans.

De Gea instantly was on hand last January to welcome Mata to the club after joining from Chelsea, and the pair instantly struck up a friendship when Herrera arrived last summer.

Mata & Herrera in particular seem quick to congratulate each other on goals during games whilst the whole Spanish speaking contingent at Old Trafford continued to increase with the arrivals of Marcos Rojo, Radamel Falcao and Angel Di Maria.

Mata himself clearly couldn’t pick between De Gea and Herrera when doing a Q&A for the club before the weekend’s victory over Aston Villa.

When asked who his favourite team mate at the club was, Mata responded with ‘David Herrera’, a claim he wants to combine David de Gea and Ander Herrera into one superhuman footballer?

Of course, given his Spanish, it could be possible he left an ‘and’ out in there somewhere but it will come as no surprise to hear Mata claim his two friends are his favourites team mates at Old Trafford.

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