Juan Mata put in a Man of the Match performance away at Newcastle United this afternoon, and the little Spaniard has been a breath of fresh air on and off the pitch since joining United. In his post-match interview, he was looking as smug as ever after scoring two and adding an excellent assist.
Todays performance once again highlighted just how effective Juan Mata can be when used in behind the striker. He pulled the strings all game, and bossed the Newcastle defence throughout.
His free-kick was an absolute beauty, his second goal was calmness personified and his assist was pure technique. What a player. What a man.