The Manchester United midfielder is easily one of the coolest and most down-to-earth players in the Premier League.
The £37.1m signing already pens his own blog weekly in English and Spanish, and his Instagram page proves that he is a talented photographer.
And his latest post was of a retro Beetle car, perhaps hinting at a fondness for the classic Volkswagen car.
Mata wrote the following caption: “Beetle”
Mata enjoyed a relatively successful first campaign under Van Gaal last season. The Spanish playmaker scored nine goals and made four assists for the Red Devils as they ended up fourth in the table.
The World Cup winner moved to United from Chelsea in a then club-record £37.1m deal in January 2014.
However, Van Gaal smashed the club and British record with his £59.7m capture of Angel di Maria from Real Madrid last summer.
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