By David Woods

24th Mar, 2020 | 9:01am

'One day' – Juan Mata and Adidas respond to Leeds fan on Twitter

With the UK in lockdown, people are adapting to a new life in isolation.

Leeds fan Sarah-Jayne Tobin posted a tweet of her son who had found a novel way of keeping up with his goalkeeper practice on his own.

She said, “When you’re a goalkeeper… and an only child… in self-isolation… and trying to keep up with your training… came up with this himself! I’m so impressed.”

The message and video went viral with over 250,000 likes on Tuesday morning.

One person who was impressed with the youngster’s ingenuity was Man United attacker Juan Mata, who offered to pepper the young keeper with his trademark free-kicks when the Coronavirus pandemic was over.

He tweeted to say, “One day, if he wants, and when all this is over, I would like to practice my freekicks with him on goal! What do you think?”

Mata sent his tweet on Monday night and it has already attracted over 100,000 likes.

It didn’t stop there either.

Following this, Adidas – reported to be the new kit supplier for Leeds next season – got in on the act too saying, “We’ll have some fresh boots, goalie gloves and kit ready for this epic match-up”.

This is quite brilliant from all concerned. It’s exactly the sort of thing we need in these worrying times.

And we particularly liked the contribution from Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Graham Smyth who brought his own sense of humour to the proceedings.

He replied to Mata saying, “You’re not Pablo”.

Well played to all concerned.

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