17 May 2017
Juan Mata came back to the line-up in the goalless draw against Southampton. The Asturian will arrive in good shape to the Europa League final. But before traveling to Sweden, United will finish the Premier League against Crystal Palace.
Manchester United drew 0-0 in its visit to St Mary's. Juan started the game and keeps adding minutes after his recovery. Minutes that should allow him to arrive to the Europa League final in perfect conditions, main target for ManU this season. Against Southampton, apart from dominate the pass, Mata took two shots on target and created two chances for the Red Devils. Juan nearly scored after a pass from Rooney before being substituted by Rashford.
Juan Mata has created a chance once every 36 minutes in the Premier League this season; more frequently than any other Man Utd player. 👏 pic.twitter.com/GRKOSk6ncz
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) 17 de mayo de 2017
After the substitution, Martial's shot was denied by the post in what could have been the winner. The score did not change and now they have just one game left against Palace before facing the final against Ajax. Mata will try to win the Europa League again and United will have the opportunity to end the season with great joy.