• Juan Mata will seek his third Europa League in Gdansk

    On 26 May, Manchester United will face Emery’s Villarreal. Juan played the last minutes in the defeat (3-2) in Rome, which did not jeopardise the 6-2 result in the first leg. Four years later, he will return to a Europa League final with United.

  • A dramatic second half brings Manchester United closer to the final

    Five goals after the break made it 6-2 against Roma. Both Bruno Fernandes and Cavani scored twice, and Pogba and Greenwood rounded the final result. Juan Mata came in the 89th minute.

  • The Italian trail of Juan Mata

    The Asturian has starred in notable moments in his career against teams such as Juventus, Napoli and Genoa. Manchester United will face AS Roma in the first leg of the Europa League semifinals on Thursday.

  • Juan Mata, to the semifinals of the Europa League

    The Spanish international played the last 20 minutes of Manchester United’s second leg against Granada (2-0). He wore the captain’s armband and will now seek, against Roma, to play his third final of this competition.



It is not the same to play football and be a
footballer. Here, I try to explain how my life
has been shaped by the beautiful game, the
experiences I have had, and the decisions I
had to make along the way, consciously or
subconsciously, on and off the pitch.




Several stadiums have had a big impact on my career (Mestalla, Stamford bridge, Old Trafford, Soccer City, The Olympic Stadium of Kiev, Allianz Arena, Wembley, Amsterdam Arena…) but football has let me travel so I’ve had the chance of meeting plenty more. I’ve located and compiled them so that you can see them on my particular ‘Mata´s wold map’. I hope you like it.