The 31-year-old – who is also participating in the Premier League #PlayersTogether campaign – in 2017 co-founded Common Goal, a charity whose members donate one per cent of their earnings to a number of charities globally.
The organisation has announced they have set up a coronavirus fund and Mata will be hosting a number of 90-minute Common Goal Live Matches - time dedicated to connecting and interacting with fans - which started on Thursday.
The Spaniard – during the Instagram live stream – spoke to Nicola, a mental health nurse for the elderly at Royal Oldham hospital.
Mata expressed his gratitude to those working in the NHS, also inviting her and her family of United fans to a game when football finally does return.
“We are trying to do help, but it’s the people like you in the front line who are making the real difference,” Mata said.
“I want to send you and your family our energy and keep going! I hope you and your family stay safe and you’re able to keep doing what you’re doing which is amazing.
“When this is over as a small gesture, I would love to invite you to a game or to our training ground to see us and to give our appreciation for what you’re doing.”
Mata also recognised that Nicola is just one example of the thousands of NHS workers doing their part and asked her to pass onhis sentiments to her colleagues.
“You’re one special example of the many people that are helping in the NHS and in the hospitals,” he said. “Thank you very much!
“Please send my strength to everyone on the front line fighting with you to beat this pandemic.
“Hopefully you can bring your family to one of our games.
“Stay strong and keep doing what you’re doing. You are amazing.”
Upon finishing the conversation, Mata added: “That was special. I think we have to show our appreciation to the people who are putting there’s and their families lives at risk.
“We thought it was important to bring them into this conversation during the coronavirus crisis.”