Manchester United won 2-1 at Old Trafford and achieved their seventh consecutive win. Juan Mata played the final stretch of the match. On Friday, against Arsenal, the Red Devils will play for a place in the last 16 of the FA Cup.
The Spanish international has collected the distinction, one of the 2017 National Sports Awards, surrounded by his family. The event, held in El Pardo, was chaired by the King and Queen of Spain. Juan’s involvement with Common Goal has been key to this recognition. Rafa Nadal, Sandra Sánchez, Keylor Navas, Jon Rahm, María Vicente and Juan de Dios Román were other winners.
Manchester United won Reading 2-0 in the third round of the FA Cup. Juan, from the penalty spot, made the 1-0. United’s number 8 adds 10 goals and 11 assists in 28 games in the tournament. United always wins in the FA Cup when the Asturian is in the line-up.
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.