Juan Mata was unable to stay on the pitch for the full 90 minutes against Hull City, but it has been a remarkable transformation for the Spaniard under José Mourinho.
Back at Chelsea, the two did not get along well with each other. Mourinho frequently substitutedMata whenever he was chasing the game and the Spaniard often found himself on the bench towards the latter end of his Chelsea career. It has not been the case in the opening three games of the Premier league at Manchester United. Mata has played a starring role in the opening two victories
, but he was substituted for youngster Marcus Rashford against Hull.
United were fervently chasing the elusive goal that would give them three points, but it looked like Hull were going to resist any attempts to so. Managed by caretaker boss Mike Phelan, who has a long history with United after serving as the club’s assistant manager for more than a decade, they put in a spirited performance. However, one lapse of concentration by the defenders in injury time allowed United to capitalise with youngster Rashford scoring the only goal of the game. The teenager also became the youngest scorer in a team managed by Mourinho in the Premier League.
Juan Mata has been in the news with the anticipation of how he would react after his former coach joins Man United.
Juan is a star player of the team and Jose Mourinho has coached him in his previous assignment. Though Jose is known to have set ideas about Juan’s abilities, Juan is ready to fight for the future of Manchester United. Indeed, if you check out the interviews he has given to his club, they emanate a positive feeling from the player towards his club that is palpable
. He always has positive things to say about the Man United, his fellow players as well as about his coach or manager. Things have not changed even after Jose has come on board.
It is known that Jose had been transferred to Chelsea by Jose previously. On the other hand, the transfer window being open now, there are other teams that are keen on acquiring a player like Juan Mata. His former boss, Ronald Koeman is known to have admiration for the midfielder. Continue reading
Juan Mata is known as a maestro in the midfield position for Manchester United. With the club getting Jose Mourinho as the new coach and manager, Juan would have to prove himself again in front of his former boss.
The pair has been familiar with each other, having worked at Chelsea together. The Spanish midfielder is definitely aware of what the manager demands out of a midfielder on the team. Jose has been offered a large sum of 37 million pounds to join and hence, the Portuguese manager has come on board the management of Manchester United
. With the club having fallen out of the Premier League this season, Jose definitely has his job marked out for him.
Mata on the other hand has joined Manchester United after Chelsea and now he would have to impress his former manager to be able to secure a position in the first team. He would need to put in adequate efforts to showcase his skills along with others in the team. Mata would have to overturn the previous impression that Jose has of him which might make it slightly harder for him than others whom Jose would be observed for the first time. There are many young players taken onto the team and Jose would have to find the worthy players who can turn the fate of the team around and be able to guarantee positions in the forthcoming championship league games.
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