A great pass from Mata to Alexis ended up in a goal at the International Champions Cup against Milan. He has been crucial in both goals this pre-season. Man United, that won on the penalties, will face Liverpool on Saturday.
Juan Mata remains being a protagonist this pre-season with Man United. Both goals scored by United on their USA tour have had him as a protagonist. If against Club América he scored the equalizer, against Milan he gave a brilliant assist to Alexis Sánchez. Man U, after drawing 1-1, won the penalty shoot-out 8-9.
The match, celebrated at the StubHub Center of Carson (California), was the first match of United at the International Champions Cup of 2018. Within 12 minutes, an effective first touch pass from Juan left Alexis alone against Donnarumma. The Chilean beat the young goalkeeper and put his team ahead. After Suso’s equalizer, Mata claimed the attention again with a set piece that tried to shock the Italian keeper. Donnarumma, concentrated, rejected the ball to the corner.
Juan was substituted for Ethan Hamilton on the 89′ so he couldn’t play the penalties. On Saturday at Michigan Stadium, they’ll have to play against Liverpool. A special rival for the International Spaniard and his teammates of United.