Manchester United star Juan Mata greets nine-year-old Alex Nield outside Old Trafford

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The football star greeted nine-year-old Alex Nield outside Old Trafford.

The father of a disabled boy has described the “magical moment” Manchester United’s Juan Mata kept the team bus waiting so he could give his son a hug.

Jon Nield said he and son Alex – who has cerebral palsy – were waiting outside Old Trafford to get a glimpse of some of the players, when Juan “clocked Alex straight away and came over”.

A family friend filmed the encounter and it has become a huge hit on social media. The football ace also contacted the club to arrange tickets for a match the following day.

“He’s absolutely made up – he probably thinks he’s best mates with him! He was so, so happy, you could see the delight in his face,” added Jon.

This clip is originally from 5 live Breakfast on Monday 3 October 2016.

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