Bruno Fernandes wants Juan Mata’s shirt number at Man Utd
Posted On July 3, 2021
Manchester [UK], July 3 (ANI): Portuguese midfielder Bruno Fernandes joked that he wanted Juan Mata’s jersey number – No. 8 – and will now have to wait after announcing Mata’s contract extension with Manchester United.
Manchester United announced on Friday that Juan Mata had entered into a one-year contract, keeping him at Old Trafford until June 2022. The 33-year-old transferred from Premier League rivals Chelsea in January 2014 and has since made 273 appearances as a Red, scoring 51 goals in the process.
“I guess I’ll have to wait for number 8 another year… Congratulations brother !! Well deserved! An example and inspiration on and off the pitch @ juanmata8,” Bruno Fernandes tweeted.
The Spaniard has won four trophies during his time with the club – a Europa League title, an FA Cup, a Carabao Cup and a Community Shield. Nicknamed the magician on the pitch and the gentleman off the pitch, Mata has become one of the most popular players in United’s recent history, and he is highly respected by all his teammates.
Notably, Fernandes wore No. 8 at Sporting CP before claiming No. 18 at Old Trafford. (ANI)