Juan Mata celebrates with wheelchair-bound Manchester United fan after Norwich win

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Juan Mata showed a touch of class after Manchester United's 1-0 win over Norwich City by celebrating with a young wheelchair-bound fan.

The Spanish midfielder was the Red Devils' goalscoring hero at Carrow Road, and he gave one supporter an extra special day by heading straight over to him at the final whistle before they joined together to salute the travelling fans.

Lovely gesture

Mata has a reputation as one of football's gentlemen, and he will have done that no harm with a lovely gesture. His goal may have come amidst a fairly pedestrian United performance, but he at least made sure it was memorable for one young man.


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The 28-year-old has not always been in favour with Louis van Gaal, but on and off the pitch, he gave the Dutch manager a reminder of why he is such an important player to have in the dressing room.

Van Gaal's side kept their faint hopes of Champions League alive with three points in what was generally a fairly unspectacular game.

United must now hope rivals Manchester City drop points in their final two games of the season against Arsenal and Swansea City.

Huge blow for Norwich 

For Norwich, failure to harvest any points could have dire consequences, particularly after fellow relegation candidates Sunderland came from behind to beat Chelsea 3-2.

Newcastle also picked up a point against Aston Villa, so Norwich are hugely up against it if they are to stay in the Premier League.

In many ways, the United game summed up what has gone so wrong for them this season both up front and at the back. 

It's no wonder Mata stole the show with his act of kindness. 

Can United still come in the top four? Have your say in the comments. 

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