Despite having enjoyed a frustrating season with Manchester United this season, the midfielder still believes that there is still plenty to play for and that the team should focus on finishing the season strongly.
Indeed, the Red Devils are still on course to qualify for the Champions League, and they are already in the FA Cup final.
Mata believes that the final month of the campaign will determine the success of this campaign, and they can still save an otherwise frustrating season by qualifying for the Champions League as well as winning the FA Cup. He said that it would be a good thing to win the FA Cup since it has been a long time that Manchester United have not won it.
He sincerely believes that they can finish third or fourth in the Premier League if ever they win the remaining games of the season. However with the draw against Leicester City and also with the fact that Arsenal won, it is very likely that they will have to compete with Manchester City for the fourth place. Continue reading
Manchester United player, Juan Mata hails his team mate’s display in the game against Everton in the English Premier League. The midfielder claims he knew the striker, Anthony Martial, was a special player.
The forward scored for The Red Devils in the must-win match against Everton to keep the hopes of UEFA Champions League qualification alive. Mata praised the efforts of the striker in the 1-0 win.
Juan Mata told MUTV: “Since day one that I have trained with him, I have felt that this guy has something special. He has everything to succeed in football at this club. He is quick, has goals, he can beat players one on one and he understands football.”
Anthony Martial, 20, scored the only goal in the encounter, increasing his goal count to 13 as he had scored in the previous games against West ham and Liverpool. Martial scored in the FA cup match against West ham at Old Trafford and the Europa League match against Liverpool via a spot kick.
The midfielder went on to praise the efforts of young sensation, Tim Fosu-Mensah. Tim came in during the break in the match. He helped the defense and also sent the cross that led to Martial’s lone goal. Continue reading
The first Premier League club that Juan Mata joined was Chelsea as the Spanish midfielder made his move to Stamford Bridge back in August of 2011 and the player has no regrets in making a switch to the top tier English league.
Juan Mata is enjoying his time in England, he is having such a good time that the skillful midfielder has invited and encouraged other players on making a move to the Premier League.
Manchester United’s Juan Mata articulated about what it’s like for him playing in the Premier League as he said: “I enjoy everything about football in this country. Since the moment I came over here more than four years ago, I have enjoyed every minute. I think it’s a great experience to play football here and I always say the same. I would advise any player in the world to try to play in the Premier League for at least one season and realize how big and how massive football is in this country. We’re talking about respect from fans, great organization in the league. I really like it’’
Mata spent 3 seasons in Stamford Bridge and during 2 of those seasons; the Spanish midfielder was named as the Chelsea Player of the Year. This is proof of the impact that Juan Mata has made since the very first season of when he joined the Premier League outfi Continue reading
Juan Mata made his transition from the Spanish League over to the Premier League in August of 2011 as this was the date when Chelsea signed the talented midfielder from Valencia for a transfer fee of €23.5 million and this switch was a sensational one for Mata as he quickly made an impact upon arriving to Stamford Bridge and during his 3 season stay, Mata was rewarded with 2 successive Chelsea Player of the Year awards due to his outstanding work in the Premier League club.
3 years later and Manchester United snapped him up for a transfer fee of €37.1 million. Former manager David Moyes was the man who spearheaded this signing but at first it appeared to have been an underwhelming signing as Juan Mata struggled trying to make an impact in Old Trafford with mediocre performances and the Spanish midfielder didn’t appear to be the same player that he was back in Chelsea.
It took him some time but Mata has been performing better and better, the talented midfielder has recently revealed that he is getting back in form and has given his thanks to Manchester United for feeling valued in the Premier League club. Continue reading
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