Essential at United

Juan has assisted ten times this season (more than any other player at ManU) and 9 goals in 52 matches. He is the only player that has participated in all the matches of the Premier League. On Sunday, against Bournemouth, United face a must-win situation if they want to have any chance of reaching the fourth place.

The match against West Ham, regardless of the result, left an assist from Juan Mata to Anthony Martial. A nice action that at time meant the equaliser (1-1). It was the tenth goal assist for Juan this season. In this statistical section, he is the reference of the team (the second on the list, Martial, has 7).

The sum of the total number of assists and goals scored (nine) shows that the Spaniard has participated directly in 19 goals for United this course. Only Martial, involved in 24 goals, exceeds that figure. Mata has achieved these records in 52 games (3,919 minutes). Only Blind (54) and Smalling (53) have participated in more clashes. So, the Spanish player is the only member of the squad who has played in every game of the Premier.

Juan numbers have been key for United to reach the final matchday of the league with options to finish fourth and could be crowned champion of the FA Cup within a few days. Bournemouth will be the opponent in the closing day of the Premier League (Sunday, 15:00pm). ManU needs three points and City´s defeat against Swansea.

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