Juan Mata


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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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Top performance 💪, our away supporters were, as always, magnificent 🙌 & also nice reception from Chelsea Football Club fans 🙏🏻. Proud of the team! 🔴⚪⚫ Manchester United The Emirates FA Cup ... See moreSee less

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When will we have the GOOD NEWS that Mata has a new contract, he's one of our best p!Ayers!!!!

What a brilliant performance by the reds! Every player playing and giving 100%, just like the United of old. Mata’s performance worthy of man of the match as was Herrera’s. Woodward take note and give Mata a extension to his contract, he’s United through and through and he should have been offered one ahead of some others that have been given one!

I was there, what an atmosphere! It’s you Juan Juan Juan it’s you Juan Juan ❤️⚪️⚫️ #awaygamesarebest

Little magician, you did a great job of closing down Jorginho today. Nice result and great from our supporters

Pure Class, Juan Mata! 👏🏻👏🏻

Was pleased to see you, lovely Juan Mata, but as a Chelsea supporter disappointed with the result. God bless you

Best performance from the whole side for at least 2 years, been a long long time since I've actually felt confident in that defence.

It was a brilliant win and you playing amazing football helped us to do that 👌😊

Well done Mata. Kept Jorginho quiet. Job well done. Onto Liveroool.

Yes you Guy's was good against Chelsea. Keep it

Classiest guy in football

I wish you should come back to CHELSEA.

I understand that things did not turn out well in midweek. This was not how you imagined your first European night at Old Trafford as the manager of Manchester United to be. It was not what we, the fans, had expected either. Your arrival has been like a breath of fresh air to the millions of us all around the world. Right from the moment your appointment was announced, it felt like a sign that things would be better. Your first interview renewed our belief and instilled a sense of optimism in us. After a long dark night, it felt like the first glimmer of dawn, like someone had opened up the windows and let all the fresh air in. As you rocketed off to a brilliant start against Cardiff, we celebrated all night long. You gave us a cause to celebrate. Since then, life has been good for Manchester United fans all over the globe. We marched through the rubble of our opponents, regaining our old swagger. Our wounds had begun healing, the cracks were mending and the scars had disappeared. Before your arrival, we were down, defeated, downcast, with our dreams scattered on the floor and you, Sir, mended our broken hearts, pulled us up and put a smile on our faces. So when PSG came to town, we lifted our heads up and aimed for the skies. We dared to dream again. And the beauty of having something to dream about, together, is that when we succeed, we do so together. And when we stumble and fall, we fall together too. So our faces smash into the walls with the same intensity and it pretty much hurt the same, even though I doubt anyone in the world felt as dejected as you on the night. Yet, dreams never die. No matter how hard life hits you, when you have a dream strong enough, you don't give up. And your arrival, Ole, has helped us dream again. You gave us that ray of hope to clinch on to and now, we refuse to let go. So let us no longer dwell on the sadness of a single night. Let us not fret on the disappointment of your first defeat. No, let us march on, Ole

Nice one Juan...more to celebrate... Go and win for me on Sunday

You all played brilliantly. You had a good game as usual Juan. Well done lads!

Magic Mata can hit like for me and make my day

Special Juan 🇪🇸🔴

Who's the best player in the premier league?

welldone tonight lets get the business done at the weekend so glad you were in starting 11your the man

But you couldn’t beat Burnley 😂😉🔵🔴

Very well done Juan, your passes as usual was perfect . Please pass on my best wishes to all our players tonight. You was all exceptional .

Awesome team performance today. You were, as ever, magnificent xx

Great Away Performance Again . AMOR . Red Till I'm Dead . Lets Keep It Going . We Are UNITED . ⚽💪

Fantastic keep it up lads you are the tops

Well done Mata way better than Chelsea all because of Sarri and his crap sarriball 👌

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