Juan Mata


22.3m fans
Plays for: Manchester United
Ranked: 36th in Premier League
Juan Manuel Mata García is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for English club Manchester United and the Spain national team. He mostly plays as a central attacking midfielder, but he can also play on the wing.

A graduate of Real Madrid's youth academy, Mata played for Real Madrid Castilla in 2006–07, before joining Valencia in the summer of 2007. He became an integral part of the club's midfield, making 174 appearances over the course of four seasons. In August 2011, Mata signed for English club Chelsea of the Premier League for a fee believed to be in the region of €28 million, and in his debut season was part of the team that won the UEFA Champions League and the FA Cup. The following year, Chelsea won the UEFA Europa League, making Mata and teammate Fernando Torres the first players to hold the Champions League, Europa League, World Cup, and the European Championships simultaneously. After falling out of favour at Chelsea under José Mourinho, Mata was sold to Manchester United in January 2014, for a fee of £37.1 million.

Mata is a Spanish international, having represented Spain at under-16, under-17, under-19, under-20, under-21, Olympic and senior levels. He played for the under-20 side in the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup. In June 2009, Mata played at the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup, his first senior tournament. On 9 September 2009, Mata scored his first goal for the senior team, against Estonia, securing the nation a place at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, and was part of Spain's World Cup-winning squad. In 2011, he went back to playing in the under-21 side, helping Spain win the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship in Denmark. He won the Golden Player award and was part of the Team of the Tournament. Mata returned to the senior squad for UEFA Euro 2012 and, after coming on as a substitute, scored Spain's fourth goal in the final as Spain defeated Italy 4–0 to retain their title as champions of Europe. Description provided by Wikipedia


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Disappointing result last night in a very special game for me. GRACIAS Valencia, sois increíbles ❤️🙏. Thanks also to all Manchester United fans who travelled 🔴 #mufc Valencia CF UEFA Champions League ... See moreSee less

Disappointing result last night in a very special game for me. GRACIAS Valencia, sois increíbles ❤️🙏. Thanks also to all Manchester United fans who travelled 🔴 #mufc Valencia CF UEFA Champions League


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Guys i think lukaku is pregnant it all makes sense now!

As a Chelsea supporter, I wish that you were still playing for us. Unfortunately Jose sold you, seems strange that you are now his best player for Utd.

At least you try Juan, you are the only one, the others are passangers and an utter shambles!

The best playermaker in man United ever, and favoured player also

Not a Man Utd fan but always watch them on tv. Can’t help thinking that the special one isn’t so special. He’s so miserable and the reaction when they scored a late goal in a match we watched. Throwing the drinks bottles. Surely this doesn’t help the gelling of the team. I have to agree that Juan Mata is underrated as a player. He works so hard and makes some fantastic passes when it’s really needed.

No worries Mata. The performance was poor and all players they didn’t doing good. The first half was terrible and the second half big mistake by Jones cost this result besides not scoring from the chance you got guys. The derby against Liverpool is important and I wish all players are confident and fight to shirt and the fans. I wish all the best Mata GGMU 😍😍😍😍😍😍.

No worries bigger fish to fry this weekend.Time to turn anfield in to #Juanfield 💯🔥💪#GGMU #MUFC

Drop Pogba and play Mata and Herrera with Matic in support... Lukaku and Pogba have a dodgy agent that cares only for money... Martial upfront vs Liverpool.

The special one ma best player ov all tym

as a life long United supporter i am very disillusioned with the team and the way they are playing....and to be honest i think United are on a hiding on sunday against the pool, been going to OT since 1967 and will not pay the extortionate price to watch the average football United now play and now i can't even watch the team i love on television because we as a team are rubbish a win and a draw hear and there are just papering over the cracks in a disfunctional team of over paid and over rated players....

Don't play like this against Liverpool, don't miss those chances.

Man utd board should give this guy a new deal for me...

Gracia mata/ I know you'll be on fire come Saturday

Great Mata to the core . I wish u all the best and try remind pogba that its his high time to leave our United for us. He's a real virus

Utds top player side he first arrived. Seems a genuine chap too..

Hey Juan Mata we the blues miss you and remember it wasn’t our idea to sale you it was that man name Jose

It doesnt mata now on to anfield

Another poor performance each and every player should go on the pitch and give everything. Pogba needs to stop playing his games he’s fooling no one. You’ll look back on your performances in years to come he’ll be remembered for his always as will all.

Don't dwell. Time to focus on the next match. We got this! 💪🏻

Fue muy bonita la ovación y los aplausos, el partido y el ambiente que se respiraba en Mestalla era increíble, fue una gran noche para ti y los Valencianistas

Just like to say those fans that traveled to this game really deserve getting the money back! This game was a disgrace by uniteds standards!

Let this one slide. Make it up to us against Liverpool

You can only start to wonder, how long the cycle can repeat here, really. Mourinho drops Lukaku because he can’t score, drops Pogba because frankly he’s taking the actual p1ss, then plays both and neither shows any improvement whatsoever. Repeat. Apparently endlessly. It’s a shambles.

Still on the Mata...

Sack mourinho and you'll see what is gonna happen.

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50 goals ⚽️ & 50 assists 🎯 in #PL.
I ❤️ Premier League 😀💪
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50 goals ⚽️ & 50 assists 🎯 in #PL. 
I ❤️ Premier League 😀💪


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Uniteds best player, should be playing every game ❤️❤️

Congratulations Juan!! You are truly legend!! Best wishes from OSCAR family and India.

Amor , Our Special Juan ❤⚽

Proving what you can do when played as a number 10 and not wasted out on a wing.

He’s made more appearances for manchester united than any of his previous club. Slowly but surely becoming a legend for this club.

Best player and best human! We love you Juan!

The nicest man in world football!

Juan Love💕 Juan Heart💕 Pass the ball to Mata, we will be alright ♥️

Most are with Chelsea,,, we still love you our little Magician

jose is the problem mata is the answer

My best player for united anytime, anyday. So commited

Special Juan, congratulations 50 PL goals & 50 assists. Legend 🙌🏾

I love you! you do not even know how much ❤️😘

The man we can always count on no #Mata what

You deserve to start every game Special Juan 🔥🔴🎯

Congratulation Juan! Just come back to Chelsea and score more goals!

Best player in the squad. If only JM plays you more often and especially in the big games

Love this man Mata x💖😊⚽

Congratulasjon with your first 50 💛⚽️👍🏻😊 we love you Juan!

U shld be playing every game de special one

A fabulous player. More importantly, a truly fine man. Well done.

My favourite United player...😘

The best player we have, well done Juan xx

Who’s the greatest player in the premier league..... It’s you Juan, Juan, Juan, it’s you Juan, Juan.

I wish you stayed at Chelsea, Juan. 😔

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