Photo: Juan Mata posts hilarious snap of Man United defender to celebrate 27th birthday

Juan Mata has history when it comes to shaming his Manchester United team-mates on their birthday

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Juan Mata posted an awkward snap of Matteo Darmian on Instagram to celebrate the Manchester United defender’s 27th birthday.

The Red Devils full-back has been a regular member of Jose Mourinho’s starting line-up in recent months after initially struggling to make an impression under Louis van Gaal’s successor.

Darmian and Mata were both rested for Manchester United’s 4-1 win against West Ham United in the EFL Cup quarter-final at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.

And perhaps with some extra time on his hands, the Spain international was able to uncover Darmain looking stereo typically Italian during his AC Milan career.

Mata posted the above photo and wrote the following caption on his Instagram page:

“Tanti auguri @matteodarmian36 🇮🇹! Why so serious? 😂😂 #happybirthday #timeflies”

Of course, Mata has history when it comes to an unearthing funny photos to shame his team-mates on their birthdays.

The former Chelsea midfielder posted the below snap on Instagram when David De Gea turned 26 earlier this year.

Happy birthday @d_degeaofficial. Time flies 😂😂

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The Red Devils will face Hull City in their EFL Cup semi-final.

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