The curious case of Juan Mata and Manchester United

“I wish Juan Mata played for anyone else so I could truly love him.” That was the text I got from my friend, a Liverpool fan who obviously disdains everything Manchester United. This was after Mata lofted a perfect ball for Henrikh Mkhitaryan to slot home in United’s 1-0 win over St. Etienne in the Europa League round of 32. It was almost the perfect way to sum up Juan Mata...
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March 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Juan Mata reflects on Sunday's win, Southampton and the Olympic Games

Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata was delighted after Sunday's 3-1 win at Bournemouth in the English Premier League. With Manchester City winning on Saturday, the Red Devils were eager not to drop points on the very first day of the season. They face Southampton at home next week before facing Hull City at the KCOM […]
August 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Juan Mata on the outs with Manchester United?

On a day when the world record signing of Paul Pogba was all but confirmed and Manchester United lifted the Charity Shield in a 2-1 victory against Leicester City, it was a story about the ‘smallest player’ on the pitch, Juan Mata which made headlines. Having come on as a substitute and having played less than 30 minutes Jose Mourinho decided to take Mata off for tactical reasons...
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August 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Mata blogs on United’s abandoned match

16/05/2016 09:36, Report by Juan Mata Each and every Monday, Manchester United forward Juan Mata reflects on his experiences on and off the pitch in his personally-written blog. His latest effort leads on Sunday’s match against Bournemouth being abandoned following the discovery of a suspect package… Hi everyone, This is one of the weirdest blog […] The post Mata blogs on United’s...
Via The Soccer Daily
May 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Mata sinks Norwich as United close on top four spot

Manchester United moved closer to the top four by beating relegation-threatened Norwich 1-0 on Saturday in the English Premier League.United, which lost Anthony Martial in the warm-up following a leg injury, scored the only goal at Carrow Road in the 72nd minute when Juan Mata drove in a near-post finish from Wayne Rooney's assist.United remains in fifth place but is now just one...
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May 07, 2016  |  Discuss

United midfielder Juan Mata praises winger Anthony Martial as ‘special’ following the 1-0 win over Everton

Manchester United are fresh off a 1-0 home victory over the 12th placed Toffees, and midfielder Juan Mata spoke openly about the match and the game’s only goal scorer, saying the 20 year-old French international Anthony Martial has a bright and promising future at Old Trafford. United secured an important victory that takes them to
Via FutnSoccer
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Mata hails United teammate Rashford as future great

Juan Mata has hailed Manchester United teammate Marcus Rashford as "a great player in the making".Rashford once again grabbed the headlines on Sunday as his first-half strike secured United a 1-0 win at Manchester City.It made the 18-year-old forward, who now has five goals in eight senior appearances for the Red Devils, the youngest scorer in a Premier League Manchester derby.The...
Via FOX Sports
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Juan Mata: What’s In Your Locker? — Gamedayplus — adidas Football

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Via The Soccer Daily
October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Mata shines as Manchester United see off Wolfsburg

Manchester United 2-1 Wolfsburg Juan Mata scored one and brilliantly created the other as Louis van Gaal's side came from behind… The post Mata shines as Manchester United see off Wolfsburg appeared first on
Via The Soccer Daily
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Manchester United star is proving how wrong Mourinho was

Juan Mata has made a sensational start to the season and has been a key and consistent performer for Van Gaal. Before his arrival at Manchester United, Mata was seen as a very good number 10, who could unlock defences ... Read More
Via FutnSoccer
September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

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