United draw (0-0) against Crystal Palace in a very poor match. Juan was a starter, as in the last ten games, and he did a couple of shining moves.
Manchester United had to get along with a draw on their visit to Selhurst Park. With Juan Mata in the starting eleven, Van Gaal’s team couldn’t dominate Crystal Palace (0-0). An inappropiate tumble in their fight for the Premier – City and Arsenal did win their games-, and against a rival that used to be good for Mata (two goals and four wins in four games).
Man United had many problems to produce dangerous moves against a solid rival. In this context, Mata suffered and he didn’t produce many chances. Nevertheless, he left some footprints of his quality in some particular actions, as an spectacular nutmeg to McArthur on the first half. On the 78′, he left the pitch for Lingard. In spite of everything, at least United did not conceed a goal. David Gea is in good shape.
Juan has been a starter in all eleven Premier games. A fact that confirms his importance within Van Gaal’s plannings. Plans that confront a crucial coming week: Tuesday, CSKA visits Old Trafford. A decisive tie to get into the last sixteen stage of the Champions League.