Juan Mata Edits Blog After Comment On Angel Gomes Worries Man Utd Fans

Juan Mata Edits Blog After Comment On Angel Gomes Worries Man Utd Fans

England won the U17 World Cup on Saturday as a highly-talented crop of youngsters - mostly from Premier League clubs - overpowered Spain having gone 2-0 down in the final before eventually winning 5-2.

The squad have now been labelled England's "golden generation" ensuring that the ridiculously high expectations placed on young English talent will be felt earlier than usual considering not one member of the squad is able to legally purchase a beer.

Phil Foden of Man City and Rhian Brewster of Liverpool stole the headlines in the final and scooped individual awards for their handiwork, but the England U17 captain Angel Gomes is another who is tipped for the very top.

The Man Utd youngster made his first-team debut at Old Trafford against Crystal Palace at the end of last season, and the always classy Juan Mata decided to leave a note of congratulations at the bottom of his weekly blog post.

Unfortunately for Mata, a mixup in translation saw him refer to Gomes as a former teammate:

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The fact that Gomes has not yet signed a professional contract saw many United fans start to worry that he would soon be leaving the club, but it was all a misunderstanding.

Mata's blog was soon edited, and changed to the following:

In particular to my team-mate Angel Gomes, who made his debut against Crystal Palace in the final game of the last Premier League season. He’s part of a great generation of players that can bring more success in the future.

The Spanish version of the blog post (Mata offers them in both English and Spanish) had the above included from the start, so it was clearly a translation issue that gave supporters a mini-heart-attack. Gomes is considered one of the brightest academy talents ever seen at Man Utd and one of the more exciting players of his generation, so it will be interesting to see when he signs professional terms with the club.

You can read Juan Mata's latest blog post in full over on his website.

Mikey Traynor

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