The Red Devils, with Mata in the line up, won the Championship side (3-0). The Spaniard took part in the second goal, scored by Andreas Pereira.
United debut in the third round of Capital One Cup, was a well work victory over Ipswich Town 3-0. Van Gaal made some changes to the usual starting XI. The Dutch gave rest to players like Darmian, Marial or Depay. On the contrary, Mata started the game. In this season, he is the only player that has started all the official matches.
United faced a Championship side at Old Trafford, but like Mata warned in his last post, it was not going to be easy. With last year´s defeat against MK Dons in mind, the concentration had to be total. The Red Devils played a serious game and did not create many danger to Ipswich.
With the 1-0 on the score, Mata feinted a free-kick and pass over the ball disconcerting the opponent team for a few seconds, time enough for Andreas Pereira to score the second with a great shot. Minutes after Mata was close to make the third with a shot from the edge of the area. In the 70 minute, with the victory in the pocket, Martial (scored the 3-0) replaced Juan. It was time to rest thinking of the next tie agaisnt Sunderland on Saturday. United to face Middlesbrough on Capital One’s next round.