Manchester United Star Juan Mata’s Mum Dies

Juan Mata's Mum Dies

Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata’s mother has died after a battle with serious illness.  

Spanish publication La Nueva Espana reported that Marta Garcia passed away on Monday after a battle against an illness that had lasted for several months.

The 32-year-old Spanish World Cup winner wrote: “My mother has always been more worried about my physical wellbeing during a match than the result.  

“Heaven knows how she would cope if I were, say, a free skier.  

“But for all that she gets rather nervous during games, she still doesn’t miss a single one. She’s even gone so far as to send me text messages during a game.  

“She’s fully aware of the fact that, obviously, I can’t see it, so I imagine that she does it as a kind of release mechanism for her worry and sometimes frustration.    

SEE ALSO | Super Eagles vice-captain Ahmed Musa’s mother dies

“Whenever I had a knock, or I looked slightly injured during a game, the first message on my phone is hers. ‘Are you OK? Tell me something when you can.”    

Follow GoalBall across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Notify me of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments