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Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata has often established himself as a role model in the often criticised world of football.
Regardless of who you support, it's impossible not to appreciate the work he does both on and off the field.
In another story that has rekindled our love for the little Spaniard, it emerged that Mata regularly helps the club's kit room staff by assisting with washing after away games.
This man can do no wrong I swear.
The 29-year-old reportedly helps unload the dirty laundry after games, as well as cleaning up the boots and other clothing, via The Daily Mail.
So not only does Mata assist on the field, but his kind actions off it will make the kit man's job a little bit easier.
Something that will undoubtably be appreciated by staff at Old Trafford.
A source at the club spoke about his contributions off the pitch:
"Juan is a special guy, he has started to help the kit man and his staff over the last couple of months." he said last year.
"It sums up what kind of person he is. While his team-mates just jump into their flashy motors and zoom off after being dropped off back after away games, Juan has taken it on himself to stay behind and give a helping hand to the ordinary staff.
"It's a huge job to unload all the gear off the coach and takes a good while.
"People have been saying what a great gesture it is but to be honest it's just typical of the man - we are saying he has to be the nicest man in football."
Last year, the Manchester United man launched 'Common Goal' - an initiative in which he has pledged to donate one per cent of the salary he earns to a global charity that strives to give support to disadvantaged children.
Mata has called for other players to join him in his project and wants to assemble a full XI of players who will donate one per cent of their wage to charity.
Speaking about his pledge, the Spaniard is quoted by The Telegraph as saying:
"What we're trying to do is define a shared social agenda for football. Common Goal goes beyond individual brands and egos to deliver a greater impact. By making the pledge, we can form a lasting connection between football as a business and football as a tool for social change.
"We live by this mantra on the pitch, yet we rarely see it play out in the social impact space, which is dominated by individual initiatives.
"Through Common Goal we're creating a collaborative way for football to give back to society. I urge my fellow players to get involved."
Juan Mata, you really are one of the nicest blokes in football.
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