An agonising point

United drew against Stoke (1-1) thanks to a late equaliser. Juan started the match, although he lacked success with certain contributions. Manchester United have now gone 17 matches without defeat.

Manchester United left Stoke with a point (1-1) thanks to a last-gasp goal from Rooney (with his great strike he has overtaken Bobby Charlton and become the club’s all-time leading goalscorer, with 250 goals). Juan Mata featured in the starting XI for the Red Devils, whose result at Stoke gained importance thanks to Liverpool’s defeat against Swansea and the late meeting between Manchester City and Tottenham (2-2).

Juan was unlucky on the pitch at the bet365 Stadium. The Asturian is having a great season, but he was unfortunate to divert Pieters’ cross beyond David to put Stoke 1-0 up. He also contributed to two of United’s chances in the first half. He first teed up Fellaini with a cross, but the Belgian’s effort was weak. He then sent an effort over the bar after receiving a good pass from Ibrahimovic.

With this result, United prolonged their unbeaten run (they are without defeat in their last 17 outings). On Thursday they will look to secure their progress to the EFL Cup final. They will look to build upon their 2-0 first leg win when they face Hull City once again.

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