Manchester United, unerring with Juan in the line-up

The Red Devils beat Benfica (0-1) and secured the first place of Group A. United have won all nine matches in which Mata has been in the starting XI.

Manchester United continues to add three points everytime Mata is in from the start. The Asturian was chosen for the starting XI that Mourinho play in their visit to Lisbon. The Red Devils beat Benfica 0-1 (thanks to a goal by Rashford in the 64th minute) and consolidate their lead in Group A of the Champions League.

Juan has started nine of the thirteen official matches of the season, and all nine have finished in United’s victory (six in Premier, two in Champions and one in EFL Cup). A fantastic effectiveness that proves the importance of the Asturian player. Against Benfica he showed once more a great precision in the pass (average 92% accuracy in the two Champions ties in which he has participated) and his physical display was remarkable in the 83 minutes that he was on the pitch.

The 0-1 place United with nine points (three wins, eight goals and only one conceded), three points above Basel, the second placed in the group. The qualification to the last 16 is a little closer. The competition will return for ManU on Saturday against Huddersfield Town.

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