Another Mata goal
Another Man United game, another Juan Mata goal.
The Spanish attacking midfielder has become a lethal finisher for United of late, and his goals have been pivotal.
None more so than tonight, which all but guaranteed United’s path to Wembley for the EFL Cup final.
Mata scored the second in United’s 2-0 win over Hull in the semi-final first leg, and the goal capped another brilliant performance from the Spaniard, who is very much flavour of the month among the fans – and Mourinho.
It’s almost hard to believe, but there was a school of thought at the start of the season that Mourinho would oust Mata…
Same number of goals as at Chelsea – in less games
By scoring tonight, he now has 33 goals for United – the exact same number he scored for Chelsea.
And he’s reached that figure in less games for United.
Considering he was twice voted Chelsea’s Player of the Year, it puts his Man United career in perspective.
Mata always scores
— Philip Neville (@fizzer18) January 10, 2017
Juan Mata in English football:
Chelsea: 33 goals in 135 games.
Man Utd: 33 goals in 129 games.
Special Juan. pic.twitter.com/AJ8hoTSF68
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) January 10, 2017
— AVA MU BU EMEKA (@IamDeARK1) January 10, 2017
Mourinho cant repay Mata with 90 mins of football??? My god
— Lanz Authentic (@lancebrown19) January 10, 2017
Both Mata and Fellaini were Moyes signings. David Moyes is a football genius!
— Mo Askari (@mo_askari85) January 10, 2017
Another important night and another important goal from Juan Mata. Absolute baller. 2-0. Secured it. Firing in to Wembley #MUFC
— Acyuta Rao ツ (@acyuta_rao) January 10, 2017
Mata and Fellaini scoring the goals in a cup semi-final for Manchester United. pic.twitter.com/jvDg4xzhFK
— Pug (@Tigermilk20) January 10, 2017
Mata's performances this term after everyone assumed JM was going to bin him off definitely one of the best aspects of the season so far
— Nick (@ManUnitedYouth) January 10, 2017
Juan Mata’s having a wonderful season. Such an underrated player. He’s one for the big moments who keeps popping up with huge goals/assists.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) January 10, 2017
People forget Juan Mata is World Class.
— UtdWay (@UtdWay) January 10, 2017