Mata assists in United´s goal festival in Bruges

Juan set up Rooney´s third goal. The final score (0-4) means a step up for United´s return to the Champions League.

Bruges 0-4 United, a trashing result. The Manchester team, far from seeing the qualification for the group stage compromised, beat past the local team. Juan, in the line-up once again, was replaced by Ashley Young after 62 minutes, it was the first time this season that Mata did not play the full 90 minutes, but even so, he had time to show his guile at the Jan Breydelstadion. Juan assist to Wayne Rooney, who scored a hat-trick, meant the 0-3.

The Spanish player has not scored yet this season. However, he still trying with dangerous shots, setting up perfect balls to his team mates and taking part in most of the United attacking actions. Once more, his numbers were fantastic with nearly 90% in pass accuracy (92% in the end). His talent is like a gift for a manager like Van Gaal, always determined to get control of the game with ball possession.

The Red Devils return to the group stage of the Champions League after last year absence. Tomorrow Thursday they will know their rivals. The result 0-4 has put on guard those opponents. Manchester United returns to Europe restoring their reputation.

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