Photo: Juan Mata makes school visit ahead of Man United v Sheffield Utd

Manchester United star Juan Mata delivers some gifts to some local schoolchildren

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Juan Mata shared this picture on social media Photo: Juan Mata / Instagram

Juan Mata was all smiles as he paid a visit to a local school ahead of Manchester United’s FA Cup clash with Sheffield United this weekend.

Louis van Gaal’s men have been gearing up for their cup encounter after having made a winning start to 2016 by beating Swansea City 2-1 at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Mata has been a regular fixture in the Red Devils first team this season, having scored four goals and made three assists in 20 Premier League games for United.

And the Spanish playmaker looked to be in good spirits as he delivered some gifts to some local children this week.

Mata posted the picture above on his personal Instagram account and wrote: “Great day delivering gifts to children at Kingfisher School & UHSM!! Los #ReyesMagos llegaron a Manchester!!”

Saturday’s win over Swansea City marked United’s first victory in eight attempts in all competitions.

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The Red Devils were dumped out of the Champions League at the group stage in December and also dropped out of the Premier League’s top four.

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