The Asturian participated in the second goal and nearly scores after an overhead kick in the 2-1 victory at Old Trafford. Rashford scored a double for the locals. ManU secures the second position awaiting the second leg of the Champions this Tuesday.
Manchester United took a big leap to secure the second place in the Premier League. The Red Devils, with Mata in the starting XI, won 2-1 to Liverpool at Old Trafford. The two goals from Rashford in the first half (14 min and 24 min) sealed the victory. Bailly’s own goal narrowed the result, but ManU took advantage of the goals before the break.
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Liverpool and United, the English clubs with the best list of winners, have faced each other 200 times in official game. Besides, the Reds is the team Juan has played against the most (14 times as well as Southampton). In those 14 times Mata has scored 3 goals and 5 assists. Juan could have improved these numbers in the 38 minute, after a spectacular overhead kick that went wide by inches. An action that reminded us of the goal Juan scored at Anfield in 2015.
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The Spanish player was the best on the pass (90% accuracy) among the United players that started the game. Apart from the mentioned opportunity, also participated in the build up of Rashford’s second goal, and once again made an excellent defensive work.
These three points leaves ManU five points ahead of Liverpool. Good news a few days before the second leg of the Champions, against Sevilla next Tuesday, where they will try to win to be amongst the eight best teams in Europe.