Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata renews Real Oviedo membership

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Real Oviedo have thanked Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata for his loyalty after their former youth player renewed his club membership for the 2018-19 campaign.

The Spanish Segunda Division side posted a photo on Twitter of Mata holding his membership card after the club reached 10,000 affiliates for the new season.

A Spain international, Mata has always declared his love for Oviedo, the club he joined at the age of 10 and where he spent five seasons before stepping up to Real Madrid's youth sides.

Goodness knows how he ever gets a chance to go to their games given his life as an international star footballer though.