The penalty given to Mata show United the way to victory
13 Apr 2019
The action forced by Juan ended with Pogba's goal from the penalty spot. The second goal of ManU against West Ham also came from a penalty. The final 2-1 gives a respite to the Red Devils before their trip to Barcelona.
Manchester United returned to winning ways in the Premier League. The Red Devils won West Ham at Old Trafford (2-1) after a game in which it cost them too much to get all three points. With Juan Mata in the starting XI, ManU made the difference with two penalties scored by Pogba. The first of them was forced by Juan. Felipe Anderson scored the visitors' goal.
In addition to forcing the penalty of 1-0, Mata made two key passes and had an 85% pass accuracy. All this against a rival who had already suffered with him on the pitch (two goals and two assists in previous matches).
The victory leaves United only two points from the places that give access to the Champions League. A competition in which the Solskjaer´s men will play their future on Tuesday, the day of the second leg of their quarter-final against FC Barcelona. Juan will return to the Camp Nou, a stadium that brings him good memories in the Champions League. There he qualified for the 2012 final Munich in.