Ex-Man Utd star celebrates title at new club – despite playing just 10 mins

Ex-Manchester United and Chelsea ace who was adored by Barclays Premier League fans has celebrated a league title with his new side despite clocking just 10 minutes of football this season.

Juan Mata, who was playing for Turkish champions Galataseray last season is now plying his trade out in Japan for Vissel Kobe after joining the J League winners in September.

He will be loving life out in Asia after lifting the league title with his new side despite just 10 minutes of game time for them under his belt.

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The side, who had Barcelona and Spain legend Andres Iniesta on their books up until summer this year, only handed Mata game time when he came off the bench in their 2-0 defeat to Sanfrecce Hiroshima in September.

When the Spaniard moved to the Japanese side, it was reported that the Premier League cult hero had turned down a number of big money approaches from the Saudi Pro League.

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The Athletic reported Mata resisted the temptation to follow countless other European stars to the Middle-East, instead opting to sign for Japanese side Vissel Kobe.

His preference for the J-League was reportedly down to wanting to embrace Japanese culture and explore the country. Mata’s motivation also stemmed from wanting to compete for a new title, which he has now done.

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