He is United’s player with the most amount of kms per match (10 of average). ManU visits Sunderland this Saturday at 12.45, a team that suffered the quality of Mata on September (a goal and an assist).
Normally Juan stands out for his left foot ability, his vision for passing and his mobility between lines, but he is not considered as a running player. His light body and characteristics are deceiving. Many will be surprised to know that Juan Mata is the player with the most amount of kilometers in the squad per match. Juan has an average of 10 kms per match according to ‘EA Sports Player Performance Index‘. This is a remarkable stat that is complemented with his quality when receiving the ball.
This stat also reinforces Mata’s importance in the team. The Asturian has passed several matches playing at a great level since Van Gaal chose to put him as playmaker. The last example, last Sunday, when he was named ‘Man of the Match‘ at the Chelsea-United encounter.
Juan and teammates will visit Sunderland this weekend (12.45 local hour). On his matches at the Stadium of Light, the Spaniard doesn’t know what a defeat means (he has won three times and draw once). To add to this, he was a protagonist on the first leg. He collaborated with a goal and a good assist on United’s overwhelming win at Old Trafford (3-0).