Since his £37.1m move from Chelsea back in January, Juan Mata has made a huge impact for Manchester United both on and off the pitch. The 25-year old has managed to bag five assists and five goals in his twelve United games so far, putting in some impressive performances.
The Spaniard’s weekly blog has been another thing to look forward to, and something more professional footballers should really consider doing. He gives us an insight into the mind of a pro sportsman and I personally find it really intriguing.
For April, Mata managed to score four times and also add one assist. His impact is often more than that though. We’ve lacked a real playmaker who can pick that penetrative pass from in the midfield, and Juan Mata certainly gives us that.
My worry for Mata is that he has been dropped by Giggs for two of the three games he has been in charge, and hopefully he’ll get an inclusion in the starting line-up by Louis van Gaal, although he probably won’t suit his preferred formation.
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