Manchester United swept aside Brentford (3-0) at Old Trafford. The Red Devils will not play in their stadium again this season. Mata was one of the featured players and received a standing ovation when he was substituted.
Manchester United said goodbye to Old Trafford with a convincing victory against Brentford (3-0). The Red Devils will not play before their fans again for the rest of the campaign, and in this last dance, Ralf Rangnick included Juan Mata in the starting XI.
The Spanish international was one of the most outstanding players of the match, corresponding to matchday 35 of the Premier League. His association with Cristiano Ronaldo produced high-level actions. After an early lead (Bruno Fernandes scored in the 9th minute), an excellent combination between Cristiano and Juan ended with a shot from the Spaniard that narrowly went out. Furthermore, just before the break, Ronaldo beat Raya after an assist from Mata. The VAR disallowed the goal, which was detected offside by a minimum distance.
Este sentimiento es verdadero ❤️ pic.twitter.com/gefaTeeqp4
— Manchester United (@ManUtd_Es) May 2, 2022
Goals from Cristiano (min 61, pen) and Varane (min72) extended the lead in the second half. The course of the match allowed an emotional farewell to Matic and a tremendous ovation for Juan Mata. He left the field in the 75th minute. The ‘8’ closed his participation with 90% pass accuracy.
Juan Mata’s game by numbers vs. Brentford, his first league start of the season:
100% take-ons completed
90% pass accuracy
20 final ⅓ passes
5 passes into final ⅓
4 x possession won
3 passes into the opp. box
Still got it. ✨ pic.twitter.com/VM7jYP7mFv
— Squawka (@Squawka) May 2, 2022
Manchester United’s next appointment will be on Saturday when they visit Brighton & Hove Albion to prolong the good feeling left against Brentford.