In his first game this season Juan scored the first of the night in United’s victory over Luton Town (0-3) in the EFL Cup. As usual, Mata had a good percentage in the pass and created many problems in the 78 minutes he played.
This Saturday, Manchester United will debut in the 2020/21 Premier League against Crystal Palace. It will be the tenth for the Spanish player. Since his arrival in August 2011, Juan has played 262 games, having scored 50 goals and assisted 62 times.
In a season marked by the Covid-19 pandemic, the team’s scores have improved a lot but they need one more step to conquer important titles. Juan, who stood out in Europa League, is the 10th foreign player with the most amount of matches for the club.
A pass from the Spanish international to Martial ended in the decisive penalty netted by Bruno Fernandes. Juan’s performance in the game was vital to unbalance the match with Copenhagen (1-0). Manchester United will face the winner of Wolverhampton-Sevilla on Sunday.
Mata assisted twice in Manchester United’s victory against LASK (2-1). The Spanish international has given five assists in this Europa League (and 18 during his career in the tournament). On Monday, against Copenhagen, United will seek their qualification for the semi-finals.
This win against Leicester City (0-2) in the last game week of the Premier League leaves the Red Devils in third position. United aren’t defeated in the league since the 22nd of January. Juan Mata and teammates will compete again on the 5th of August, in the last sixteen stage of the Europa League.