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New Premier, same challenge

Juan Mata will seek from this Friday on to conquer the only trophy of English football that has not yet won. Leicester will be the first rival. The Spanish international has 47 goals and 56 assists in 221 Premier appearances.

This Friday at Old Trafford, Juan Mata will begin a new assault on the Premier League, the only tournament he has left to conquer in English football. Since his arrival to the Islands, in 2011, he has won the FA Cup (twice), the EFL Cup and the Community Shield, but not the Premier League yet. It is the main absence in a spectacular list of winners, which also includes World Cup, European Championship, Champions League and Europa League. Leicester, the league champion in 2016, will be the first Red Devils rival in the 2018/19 Premier League.

Juan has been in the starting XI in five of the six ManU preparation matches for the new course. Click To Tweet

Juan faces the competition after a pre-season in which he has been one of the standout players. He scored a goal to Club América and had good performances against Milan and Real Madrid. He has been in the starting XI in five of the six ManU preparation matches for the new course.

Between Chelsea and Manchester United, Mata has 221 appearances in the Premier League, in which he has scored 47 goals and has given 56 assists. Numbers that have earned him a place among the figures of the most followed league in the world. A championship in which United will seek to oust Manchester City, the only team above them last season.