Mata shows why he should be Player of the Year ahead of Gerrard with his taste in literature

Paul Thomas

Juan Mata is a fully paid up member of #IReadBooksTwitter, and send a tribute to the late author Gabriel Garcia Marquez. So what have his colleagues been reading?

Juan Mata has sent the following tribute to the late author Gabriel Garcia Marquez recently after the writer's passing.

So, we thought it'd be a good time to remind ourselves of what his colleagues like to read. Could this be the reason he didn't fit in at Chelsea?

Chelsea captain John Terry chose the children's book Cool!, by Michael Morpurgo, the author who has worked his own love for Chelsea into the storylines of a number of his nove...

Well, quite. Naturally what you'd expect from a boyhood United fan. So, what's he let himself in for at United?

Wayne Rooney's favourite book: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Dear god. This is who we're offering hundreds of thousands a week to, in order to play ahead of him in his best position.

Let's have a look at some memorable other ones.

Robert Green chose The Iliad.

Steven Gerrard went with 'Of Mice and Men.' And this is the man that's going to win Player of the Year?

Amusingly, Charlie Adam's favourite book was Paul Scholes' autobiography.

Rafael Benitez's was the classic "How to win friends and influence people."

I'm not sure of the title of Luis Suarez's favourite - translation issues as always with him.

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