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Mata urges fans to stay calm during coronavirus crisis

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Juan Mata has called upon the football world to remain calm and “trust the experts” while play is suspended during the coronavirus pandemic.

Juan Mata is coping fine with his training plan and has urged fans to remain calm in this period.

As with all divisions across Europe, the Premier League has been suspended and it remains unclear when the campaign will resume.

United gave players extra time off this week, as well as individual training programs for them to stay in shape at home.

And Mata used a United club video call to share an update on his own routine, offering a positive report on his fitness.

“We are coping okay. We are obviously in the house, trying to get fit, trying to train however we can, doing some exercise in the house and trying to stay fit, patient and calm,” Mata said.

“Being patient and calm is the only thing we can do now. We have to wait and trust the experts until we can play football again.”

United goalkeeper Lee Grant joined Mata on the video call and said he too has been following club orders with his home training regime.

“We have got our own special program and, really, it just centers around doing as much as we can within the confines and the safety of our own houses,” said the 37-year-old goalkeeper.

“Of course, we are utilizing what equipment we have and, as Mata says, the garden has come into play as well.

“We are really just doing what we can and trying to follow, as closely as we can, the program that the club have given us.”