With a great crowd watching the match at the stadium, Manchester United hammered Leeds United (5-1) in the first gameweek of the Premier League. Bruno (who scored three goals) and Pogba were the stars of the match for the Red Devils.
Almost ten years after his debut in the tournament, Juan Mata will start a new edition of the Premier League this Saturday. Manchester United will face Leeds United at Old Trafford. On the way to 300 games, he is the seventh Spaniard with the most matches in the competition (and adds 51 goals and 64 assists).
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.