Recently, a photo of Henrikh Mkhitaryan modelling United’s new Adidas kit became the butt of a joke because the Armenian midfielder looked quite overweight. United had to delete the photo as fans claimed that the ex- Dortmund man looked ‘pregnant’ after the summer break.
Latest photo of another United player is making the rounds for the very same reason. The culprit now is Spanish midfielder Juan Mata.
In the image, the ex- Chelsea man can be seen stepping out of an airplane, but what particularly looks unusual is his massive paunch that is quite distinctly visible even if you don’t try to look at it.
The fans have had mixed reactions towards the picture. While some supporters tried to defend Juan by claiming that it’s the angle of the camera and the wind that makes Mata look so overweight, some were both laughing and fuming at the peculiar trend amongst United players of gaining weight during the summer break.
With less than a month to go for the Premier League, the fans will hope that both Mkhitaryan and Mata get back to proper shape and help Utd win some silverware.