Video: Manchester United's Juan Mata reveals his first touch techniques

Ever wanted to control the ball like a pro? Well, Juan Mata has got you covered.

If you're anything like us, then your first touch is probably as delicate as Steve Bruce riding an elephant through a bowl of custard. 

However, we do know a bloke who has the first touch of an absolute angel - Manchester United's Spanish magician, Juan Mata. If you watched United take on Ipswich Town in the Capital One Cup clash at Old Trafford on Wednesday, you'll have probably seen the Spaniard deliciously pluck the ball out of the air with his godly touch.

 

And to help all of us clumsy fools out, Mata has released a new video on his YouTube channel telling us about the three different ways we can do some cheeky first touches.

The 27-year-old shows us all the basics for improving our control and getting our mates to shout at us less when they have to pass  to us at five-a-side.

We're looking forward to seeing Mata pull a few of these cheeky first touches off when Manchester United take on the struggling Sunderland in the Premier League this weekend.

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