Manchester United Football Club are struggling to bring home the three points recently, despite Jose Mourinho’s men playing some brilliant football of late. As a red, we’re certain that the gaffer will get things right eventually, and a certain Liverpudlian has highlighted a key part of that.
Speaking on Monday Night Football, Jamie Carragher has come out and stated that Juan Mata is definitely one of the most underrated players in the Premier League at the moment – and you have to agree with him.
“I think we’re looking at one of the most underrated players in the Premier League,” The Sky Sports pundit is quoted as saying.
“I think the reason he doesn’t get that credit the others get is that he played his first two years here with Chelsea, then [Jose] Mourinho comes in – the ‘best manager in the world’ – and gets rid of him so everyone thinks ‘Mourinho can’t be wrong, so there must be something wrong with Mata’.
“I think it’s about time now that we start looking at Mata in these group of players – Kevin De Bruyne, Philippe Coutinho, David Silva, Eden Hazard – as one of the top players in the Premier League, which he is and has been.
“It’s not a flash in the pan. He’s been here five or six years, and he should start getting a lot more credit.”
As he says, Jose came into Chelsea and got rid of Mata despite the fact that he won their Player of the Year award for two seasons on the spin. The stats suggest that our #8 is the best, big-game playmaker in the Premier League since his arrival in England, and that has to be appreciated.
He is a player that the fans absolutely adore, and to see him succeeding at the Theatre of Dreams is an absolute joy to watch, and long may it continue.