JUAN MATA had fans baffled after he posted a snap of his new ‘turkey hair’ following his debut for Galatasaray.
The Spanish star left Manchester United after eight and a half years at Old Trafford when his contract expired in the summer.
The 34-year-old forward signed with the Turkish giants last month after taking his time deciding on his next venture.
He finally made his debut for his new club in last night’s 0-0 Super Lig draw at Adana Demirspor.
He got off the bench just after the hour mark and seemed pleased to be back in action after the hour.
Mata tweeted a photo of himself in action, but his snap had long, wavy hair hanging from his head.
Along with several laughs and a confused emoji, he captioned it, “All good in Turkey.”
Mata was obviously having a little fun by jokingly claiming he had undergone one of Turkey’s famous hair transplants.
He would not have been the first, with former Barcelona ace Miralem Pjanic the most recent football example, to have the procedure carried out during a game in Turkey.
And his observant supporters were quick to note “the difference” in his beard from his final days at United.
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One fan asked him, “Why do you look like Jesus?”
To which another replied: “That’s the joke?”
Another commented: “Wow. I also want to get implants if they look like this.
“How much did they cost?”
While another Twitter follower told the playmaker: “Got some new hair! Teeth next and he’s far away!”
Mata’s new coach Okan Buruk was more impressed by the midfielder’s performance than his hair and afterwards said: “Today Mata came and did well in the third zone. A player who can make key passes.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6436352/juan-mata-galatasaray-debut-hair-twitter/ Fans shocked when ex-Man Utd star Juan Mata shares pic of himself with long wavy hair – but is it really him?