The better he played, the Spanish midfielder was treated unfairly at Man United. Juan Mata shone in the League Cup when he contributed a goal and assists in a 3-0 win over Brighton in the fourth round.
The ability to choose when to make the final decision has always been one of Mata’s strengths. That quality was promoted by the 32-year-old midfielder in a situation to increase the score to 2-0.
Donny van de Beek’s assists for Mata are very perfect, but in front of the Spanish star there are still 3 Brighton players to stop. However, the former Chelsea star still calmly handles the ball.
He performed the act of deceiving midfielder Lewis Dunk, before finishing it neatly. The shot of the former Chelsea star is not strong, but there is a danger that goalkeeper Jason Steele can not stop.
From Mata’s handling of the ball to finishing, it is an art and is often seen only in pitch artists who possess skillful personal techniques. Before scoring, the 32-year-old midfielder also made his mark at the opening score. He brought Man United a penalty at the end of the first half.
At 32, Mata can still bring great things to Man United. The Spanish midfielder proved himself not out of date, and his performance as a reminder to coach Solskjaer.
The Norwegian teacher needs to trust the Spanish midfielder more, because Mata’s playing quality has never been lost. He is still the creative provider on the front line.
Before Brighton, Mata moved around the field. In the 45 passes he made, his accuracy rate was 91 percent. More importantly, the former Chelsea star brought goals and assists for his teammates to score.
With the Spanish midfielder on the field, Man United’s football becomes elegant and soft. It is completely different from when Bruno Fernandes played in midfield. Recently, Man United was determined to bring Jadon Sancho back to Old Trafford.