The international Spaniard, who ended his contract in June, has signed for two more seasons with a clause for a third. He has played 218 games with the English club (45 goals and 37 assists) and has conquered 4 titles.
The 1-1 against Huddersfield Town leaves them at 4 points from the 4th position when there is only one more game at stake in the Premier League. Juan Mata, who gave seven key passes, was the engine of the team’s attack.
Mata scored the 1-0 for Manchester United after a great collective play. Marcos Alonso scored the equaliser for the Blues. ManU still three points adrift of the fourth place, occupied by Juan’s former team.
Juan Mata will face Chelsea on the day of his anniversary. Manchester United needs the victory to not lose sight of the fourth place. At the London Club, ManU number 8 won three titles (the Champions League among them) and had excellent track records (32 goals and 58 assists in 135 games).
Since becoming a Manchester United player, he has scored or assisted in three of the four wins that the Red Devils have picked up against their local rivals. This Wednesday, the Old Trafford crowd will offer a helping hand during a key derby at the business end of the season.