Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata has described the late Tito Vilanova as “an example of humility” in a moving tribute. The former Barcelona head coach passed away last week aged 45 following a long battle with throat cancer and Spain international Mata opened up about the sad news. Writing in his personal blog he said: “At the age of only 45, he leaves behind an example of personal fight, professionalism and dedication in his love for football.“Both during his long career as a player and his successful time as Bara manager. He was an example of humility and here I send all my support to his family and friends. May he rest in peace.“It is sad that miseries like these make you stop and think about what really matters in life and the way to make the most of it, with no room for the unnecessary moaning and complaining that is, usually, part of our day-to-day lives.”Read more Manchester United transfer news.