The Red Devils won 2-0 against Perth Glory in the first friendly match of the season. Mata played the second half with the captain’s armband. Juan has already played matches as a professional in all 5 continents.
Manchester United number 8 is back on duty with his teammates at Carrington and has done it a few days after extending his contract with the Old Trafford club. On 13 July, in Perth, he will play the first pre-season friendly.
The international Spaniard, who ended his contract in June, has signed for two more seasons with a clause for a third. He has played 218 games with the English club (45 goals and 37 assists) and has conquered 4 titles.
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.