It’s now been a month since Juan Mata’s £37m move from Chelsea to Manchester United.
The Spanish star is yet to make an impact at Old Trafford after winning the Chelsea Player of the Year award twice in a row.
Late Friday morning it emerged that Juan Mata had been left out of the Spain squad for their friendly against Italy.
With his World Cup hopes hanging by a thread, below are some of the best tweets on the subject.
Hard to criticise Del Bosque for excluding Mata when he's picked Alonso, Busquets, Xavi, Koke, Thiago, Iniesta, Navas, Cazorla & Fabregas…
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) February 28, 2014
Juan Mata not in Spain squad. Surely among the most expensive players to be left out of a national team.
— Thore Haugstad (@Haugstad1006) February 28, 2014
Cleverley and Defoe in England squad; Juan Mata not in Spain squad
— Gershon Portnoi (@bringyerdinner) February 28, 2014
So this Spain team that Aus will face at WC is good enough right now to leave out: Mata, Torres, Isco, Llorente, Villa, Puyol, DeGea. Scary
— Daniel Garb (@DanielGarb) February 28, 2014
Torres and Mata can't get in the Spain squad, and we pick Tom Cleverley :-(
— Ollie Heptinstall (@OliHepy) February 28, 2014
Spain have so much talent they can afford to drop Mata etc. They should have two squads lol
— Sam (@SamLui17) February 28, 2014
Juan Mata hasn't had a great season, has he? Disaster season for him.
— Kenny (@_Kenny_Kerr_) February 28, 2014
Not looking good for Juan Mata's 2014 World Cup hopes. Players left out of the Spain squad at this point probably won't get back in. #mufc
— Rob Swan (@RobSwan87) February 28, 2014