On January of 2014, Manchester United offloaded €37 million as the Premier League club decided to sign Juan Mata and bring him from Stamford Bridge over to Old Trafford.
Even though Manchester United had to spend a substantially high amount of cash in order to secure the services of Juan Mata, the Spanish midfielder has not been able to find a regular starting role in the English club.
Since making his arrival to Old Trafford in the beginning of 2014, Juan Mata has only made 48 Premier League appearances for Manchester United.
Juan Mata hasn’t truly made an impact in Manchester United as he is constantly being substituted off of a match and on other occasions, the Spanish midfielder has had to settle with a place on the sidelines.
Rumors and reports are linking Juventus and Real Madrid with a move to Juan Mata.
Juventus might see their young star, Paul Pogba leave the Italian club during the summer transfer window and Juventus are trying to seek out another skillful player who could fill in the boots of Pogba.
Pogba is being sought out by: PSG, Real Madrid, Manchester City and just about every other top European club and the coach of Juventus, MassimilianoAllegri has already stated that Pogba will leave but only if the price is right. Continue reading
Juan Mata is regarded to be one of the finest midfielders in Europe as the Spanish midfielder has a set of skills that any top club would be willing to pay a significantly high amount of money in order to secure his services.
Jose Mourinho has even been questioned and critiqued after he allowed Juan Mata to join Manchester United in a transfer that was completed in January of 2014 as the Spanish player was signed by Manchester United for a price tag of €37.1.
In every single club that Juan Mata joined, he was a consistent performer who is not only able to score a fair amount of goals but is also a prolific assister. During Mata’s first season as a player of Chelsea, he managed to score 6 goals as well as provide 13 assists in the next season it was 12 assists. These statistics might not be outstanding or mind-blowing but it’s still very good taking into consideration that Mata managed to do it after having spent his first season in the Premier League as he is a player who adapts to a different league and a different team quicker than others who struggle in their first season in a new team. Continue reading
Manchester United’s former club record signing, Juan Mata, says that the month of March will probably determine the club’s fate for the next 12 months. United still remain in contention for the top four place, but they are far from being confident about finishing in this position.
This is due to the intense competition for the Champions League spots this season. Apart from the regular top clubs like Manchester United and Arsenal, teams like Southampton and Tottenham have also been putting up a huge fight. As a result, United had only left in the top three by a few point advantage.
This could certainly change with the string of poor results and Mata is aware of this. There is more opportunity for United slipping into poor form during the month of March. The club have matches against top teams like Tottenham and Liverpool while Arsenal will be their opponents in the FA Cup quarter-finals. Beating these opponents home and away will provide United with a lot of confidence, while also helping them provide some breathing space to the top three places. Mata has not been getting much of action at Old Trafford, but he has not been complaining either. The 26-year-old has made only 22 appearances in all competitions this campaign. Continue reading
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Manchester United have dropped significant points in the last few weeks after managing only a draw against the likes of Aston Villa, Tottenham, and Stoke City. They could have taken advantage of table leaders Chelsea dropping points. As it is, United remain more than 10 points behind Chelsea with more than half of the season being played.
As a result, they are not realistically being considered as challengers for the title. The former record signing, Juan Mata, is still optimistic, as he says that United will not give up on the title unless it is mathematically impossible to do so. Continue reading