Since August 2011 Juan Mata is the player that has scored more goals from free-kick in the English competition, 8 in total. Manchester United and Chelsea have enjoyed his precision. He even explain his method in his YouTube channel.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) 9 de octubre de 2018
Mata’s stunning goal that showed United the way to victory against Newcastle last Saturday is another example of his great skill in the free-kick. From a set piece and with time to think the best option, his gifted left-foot makes every foul a problem for the rival goalkeeper.
— ImagoSport (@ImagoSport) 8 de octubre de 2018
Since August 2011, Juan has been the player who has scored the most goals from free-kick in the Premier League (eight). No one matches his numbers in the years he has been in the English football. With United´s shirt, Newcastle (Saturday was not the first goal from free-kick Mata managed to score against this team), Southampton, Stoke, Watford or Leicester have been the victims of the Spanish international accuracy.
8 – Since his Premier League debut in August 2011, Juan Mata has scored more direct free-kick goals than any other player in the competition. Hope. #MUNNEW
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) 6 de octubre de 2018
Also with Chelsea
With the Chelsea kit, he scored a great goal against his current club (in October 2012). And only a miraculous save by David de Gea prevented another spectacular goal to the Red Devils. In the 2012/13 season also scored against Arsenal.
— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) 10 de octubre de 2018
In his YouTube channel, Juan Mata explains how to execute a foul. In the video it seems a simple process, but statistics show otherwise. The Asturian is still determined to enlarge his mark in the Premier, and with goals like Saturday’s, everything is easier.