ManU beat Ajax (0-2) and won the Europa League, a trophy they had never won. Mata participated in both goals of the Red Devils. He has won the four finals he has played with United.
Juan Mata´s list of winners, at 29, is tremendous. His curriculum, which included, among other trophies, a Champions League, a Europa League, a World Cup and a Euro Cup, has one more piece. The 2016-17 Europa League, conquered by United after edging out Ajax at the Friends Arena in Stockholm (0-2), make shine again the record of the Asturian player. The goals of Pogba (minute 18) and Mkhitaryan (48) allowed the Red Devils to win this competition for the first time in its history.
Juan showed from the beginning of the game that he wanted to be a protagonist. A pass to Fellaini in the 10th minute was about to become the 0-1. United´s number 8 participated in the goal of Pogba and started the action for the second of the night, with a great ball from a corner kick. Besides, like all his team-mates, he made a tremendous effort in defensive work. ManU fans moved to Sweden gave him a standing ovation when he was replaced by Rooney at the end of the match.
“We have won a trophy that the club has never won, so we are really happy”, said the Spaniard, who had a few words for the victims of the attack in Manchester: “It has been a really difficult week in the city and we are happy to win for all the people that have suffered”.
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— Manchester United (@ManUtd) 24 de mayo de 2017
With this victory, Mata continues with his spectacular run in the game that decide titles. He has participated in 12 finals with his clubs, of which he has won eight, scoring some fundamental goals. With United his effectiveness is even better. Four finals, four titles. Juan closes the 2016-17 season in the best way possible.
— MARCA (@marca) 24 de mayo de 2017