Juan Mata has assisted 36 times since his arrival to England. Just Silva, 42 assists, surpasses him. His excellent form is a threat to Bruges, who visits Old Trafford on Tuesday in the first leg of the Champions League qualifiers (19.45 local time).
36 goals assists since August 2011. That is Mata´s record in his four years in the Premier League. An impressive figure in comparative statistics. In that time, only David Silva, 42 assists, has assisted more than Juan.
Just behind Juan, there are important names such as Cazorla (30), Rooney (29), Hazard (27), Gerrard (25) or Agüero (24). Chelsea -two seasons and a half- and Manchester United- one and a half- have enjoyed the Spaniard last pass. Juan also adds to that quality, without being forward, a remarkable goalscoring ability.
Juan Mata importance at Manchester United is unquestionable. At the start of his fifth season in the UK, he has made the difference in the two first games of the league. In the second one against Villa , Mata gave a sensational pass to Januzaj, who scored the only goal at Villa Park. United fans expects him to maintain his excellent display against Bruges in the qualifying round of the Champions League. Tomorrow Tuesday at Old Trafford, kick off 19.45 pm, will be played the first leg against the Belgian side. A moment that Juan has been waiting since October 2013, when he played his last game in the most important tournament of the continent (0-4 victory against Steaua Bucharest).