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Juan Mata reveals which Man United star Bruno Fernandes told him about, it’s big praise



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Juan Mata has revealed what Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes has spoken to him about.

Mata, 36, spent eight years at United after joining the club from Chelsea in 2014. He departed the club two summers ago at the end of his contract.

The Spanish maestro has been doing work with the club’s media in San Diego, where United will be heading for pre-season this summer.

Speaking about the current squad, Mata picked out Kobbie Mainoo as one of the players deserving of praise, and it’s no surprise.

Mainoo has excelled for the first team since his full Premier League debut in November and is exactly the type of player that someone like Mata would appreciate.

The former United midfielder revealed his conversations with Bruno Fernandes about the teenager which leads him to think he has “everything” needed to become a success at Old Trafford.

“I’m really impressed with Kobbie,” he told United media. “Of course, I haven’t seen much of him before, but he looks like he’s been playing for the club for longer than [he has],” the Spaniard added.

“[In his] first games for United, he already looks so mature. He looks like a player. With the ball, without the ball [he’s] focused. [He’s got a] bright future ahead. 

“Bruno [Fernandes] tells me he’s also a great kid. He listens. He wants to learn. He’s humble. So, he has everything to succeed.”

Mainoo has started all 20 of his Premier League appearances this season. He has scored three goals and registered one assist in all competitions.