Mata is a well-respected figure in football circles, having set up the Common Goal charity, aimed at tackling social challenges with proceeds raised by donations - with many professional players giving a share of their earnings.
It is clear to see why United would want him on board to represent them and help promote their brand worldwide.
Mata has featured in both of United's pre-season friendlies thus far this summer, alongside a wealth of talented youngsters.
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