Manchester United star Juan Mata made a brilliant gesture to a young goalkeeper whose coronavirus quarantine exercise went viral.

The clip shows a boy from Ireland in his back garden with a small goal facing his fence.

And the child kicks the ball into the concrete at the bottom of the fence from one side before leaping across goal to save it.

It was shared on Twitter on Monday by the boy’s mum, where it has been viewed millions of times.

One footballing star to see it was Mata, who made a brilliant gesture on the social media site.

The Spaniard said: “One day, if he wants, and when all this is over, I would like to practice my free kicks with him on goal (sic).

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Man United star Juan Mata made a brilliant gesture to a boy whose coronavirus quarantine exercise went viral

“What do you think?”

The midfielder’s response has received thousands of likes as the United faithful heaped praise on their star.

“What a gent – well done Juan,” one supporter said.

Another commented: “Class touch.”

While a third gave Mata a new title.

“The nicest bloke in football, maybe even the world,” they said.

“What a top fella he is.”

And a fourth added: “Class from the Spanish magician.”

The boy’s mum also revealed how he responded to the news Mata had seen his clip.

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The boy was seen kicking a ball against the fence to save it

“That would be amazing,” she said.

“OMG he’s blown away to think you even saw him, let alone reached out.”

Mata is in coronavirus quarantine as the Premier League is suspended until April 30.

But the 31-year-old revealed how the players are staying fit at home.

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And Mata offered the opportunity to practice free kicks with the boy

Speaking on the club’s official YouTube channel, he said: “We’re coping ok.

“Obviously, we’re in the house trying to get fit.

“We’re trying to train however we can with exercises in the house and garden.

“Patience and calm is the only thing we can do now.

“We have to wait to trust the experts and wait until we can play football again.”