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Juan Mata trolls himself with funny footage from Man Utd's Europa League win

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Juan Mata has surprised a lot of onlookers by being able to win a place in Jose Mourinho's Manchester United plans this season.

The Spaniard was expected to be shipped out by his former boss at Chelsea but, instead, has carved out a key role in the Portuguese manager's Old Trafford plans. And he continued his resurgence with another impressive performance on Thursday as United ran out comfortable 4-1 winners of Fenerbahce.

However, being the modest player that he is, rather than show off his individual effort in the Europa League, Mata chose instead to troll himself on Friday by uploading footage of one hilarious moment during yesterday's game.

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Although Paul Pogba stole the limelight with his casual run up and finish from the penalty spot to score United's opening goal last night, it was Mata who gave the Frenchman that opportunity by winning the spot-kick in the first place.

The 28-year-old did so by latching on to an exceptional pass from Michael Carrick before being bundled over in the box. It is the effects of that collision that had Mata in stitches on Friday...

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The Spain star may be able to laugh about it now but, watching his face connect with the Old Trafford turf on repeat, it looks painful!

Manchester United teammate David De Gea wasn't about to offer Mata any sympathy, however, judging by his response to the diminutive midfielder's tweet.

During his time plying his trade in the Premier League for both Chelsea and United, Mata has always come across as one of the most down to Earth players in football.

And, despite having claimed another assist amidst a strong outing on Thursday, he has shown that once again by airing pretty embarrassing footage that even the most eagle eyed Red Devils supporters probably missed at the time.

With all of his front teeth still in place, Mata will be looking to continue his impressive run of form this weekend when he joins Mourinho in travelling to Stamford Bridge to take on his former club.

He is virtually assured of a good reception from the Chelsea faithful, too, after his efforts in west London between 2011-2014.

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