ManU swept Stoke aside 3-0 with a superb performance of Mata. The Asturian, in the line-up for the seventh consecutive time in the Premier, has reached 100 wins in 170 matches and has scored 39 goals and assisted 27 times.
Manchester United closed the gap with the first place of the Premier after beating Stoke City, 3-0, at Old Trafford. Juan started the game for the seventh consecutive time in the Premier. Mata’s importance in United is growing as the season progresses. Of those seven matches, he has played 4 complete games. Against Stoke, before being replaced by McTominay, he shot three times on goal, made two key passes and scored an 87% pass accuracy. In the second half, had a few chances to score.
Valencia (9 min), Martial (38 min) and Lukaku (72 min) scored the goals for the local team. Three magnificent goals that tipped the balance for the Red Devils. The result allowed Mata to reach his 100th victory in 170 played games, scoring 39 goals and assisting 27 times. The Spaniard is the top scorer of the actual squad and the seventh with more victories.
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With this result, after a few training sessions in Dubai, United secures the second position in the table. Next challenge for Mata will be next Saturday against Burnley.