Man United’s Juan Mata posts heartfelt message after Paris attacks
Juan Mata expresses his shock and disbelief after Friday night's terror attacks in Paris
Juan Mata has used his weekly blog post to pay tribute to the victims of the Paris terror attacks and their families.
More than 130 were killed in the French capital on Friday night in a series of shootings and bombings across the city.
Terrorists also targeted the France v Germany friendly clash taking place at the Stade De France in Paris on the same evening.
Mata wrote on his blog on KICCA: “To be honest, after the terrible events that have taken place in Paris, and in other cities, it’s not easy to talk about football or friendly games.
“What really matters is nothing but to eliminate, completely, once and for all, events like those in the last few days… These kinds of actions are impossible to understand.
“Once again I send all my affection to the families of the victims in Paris, and in every place in the world that has been shaken by the terrorism and barbarity, for this is something that, sadly, is happening more and more often…
“It’s difficult to express with words such a feeling of incredulity and disbelief. It makes you think where our world is going to, where are we taking our world to…
“I hope we can live together in peace one day, without these atrocities.”
The Spanish playmaker will be expecting to feature when United return to Premier League action with a trip to Watford on Saturday lunchtime after the international break.
United, who beat West Brom 2-0 at Old Trafford in their most recent outing, are currently fourth in the Premier League table and two points behind leaders Manchester City after 12 games.
Mata has scored four goals and made three assists in 12 Premier League games for Louis van Gaal’s men so far this season.