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Juan Mata 2017-18 Performances

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  1. Jul 9, 2017
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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  2. Jul 10, 2017
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    Sepukku Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Lets hope that beard will make him even more important this season.
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    Lowkey Full Member

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    I don't see Mata getting much play time this season. Where does he fit in the team?
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    Crackers Coolest Cracker in the box

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    I think he'll be a 10. Rotating with Miki, who might play wide a bit. Pogba will be deeper and we won't have Rooney or Zlatan coming deep for the ball so he'll have space to maneuver.
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    drmuji Full Member

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    If in case James comes in then I don't think he will be used at all. In case of Parisic it will be straight battle between Mkhi and him with Martial probably playing on the other wing.
    But one thing is for sure, the guy would never fault in his commitment to United and his blog is the best thing that comes all season off the pitch these days
    Hugs My Man Juan
  6. Jul 10, 2017
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    Craig Ward Full Member

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    If we sign a DM and go 4-3-3 I really think Mata's game time will be limited.

    If we play 4-2-3-1, there is a case for him to be a regular starter at 10 or wide right.

    Mata and Lingard are the two most obvious victims if we sign any attacking players, think both are replaceable
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    Akshay Moderator Staff

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    Think he'll be a valuable contributor once again. Underrated player.
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    Von Mistelroum Full Member

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    Which essentially means that our starting RW player will be Lingard......
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    Pace Abuser Full Member

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    Its funny how most fans seem to have forgotten how excellent Mata was inter changing with Mikhi.
    It was a shame Mata got injured and that partnership didn't fully thrive.
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    Crackers Coolest Cracker in the box

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    I hope not. But as Pace Abuser said above, their parternship was good until Mata got injured. I'm going to trust Mourinho with this, but I think we'll see Mata and Mikhi playing a lot together.
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    Today his transfer fee is starting to look quite a good price. Last season was probably his best with us but I'm expecting to see a lot more from him. He really makes things tick in counter attacks with his almost flawless touch. He's also a good finisher. I don't see any problem for him playing together with Mhiki and Lukaku, who are much more direct and will want excellent playmakers around them. He's also pretty OK as a wide player.
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    He'll get his fair share of games again and probably hit double figures as in each of his full seasons with us.

    Good player to have around particularly in a side where goals have been a problem.

    Thought last season was also comfortably his best with us.
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    People have been saying this basically since he arrived and yet he is always an important goalscorer.

    Hell, isnt he the top goal scorer in the entire squad?
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    ThanksBoss26 Full Member

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    He is now, yes.
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    Our longest serving attacking player in the senior squad.

    I don't see him being a certain starter, but he'll play a role next season.
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    Of course he'll get game time, Lukaku aside, he's our best finisher at the club. I see more reason for him to play on the right than Mkhi.
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    Looks like he had a good 45 mins.
  18. Jul 16, 2017
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    He was excellent, great control, movement, passing, ideal role for him behind a striker with the pace and running of Rashford.
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    sullydnl Ross Kemp's caf ID

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    42 appearances for us last year. Even if his time gets reduced he'll still likely feature in a lot of games.
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    That chip he tried :drool::drool:

    That's why I love watching him. He can do things like that out of nothing.
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    Hojoon Full Member

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    Yup, 42 games despite spending a decent portion of time off due to injury.

    I'm a bit surprised there's not more speculation around his future because he's got one more year left on his contract.
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    Kostur Full Member

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    Any news on his injury?
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    Jose said he can be out for a week at most.
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    Kostur Full Member

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    So a nothing serious then thankfully, cheers mate.
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    Phew.
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    This, he has a synergy with Valencia which allows us to play a lopsided 4-4-2 even when we are playing 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1. Off the ball he has improved massively and on it he is a second striker/attacking midfielder which helps with creativity and goal scoring. With Lukaku, who is more mobile than Zlatan/Rooney/Van Persie/Falcao who he's had as target men, there will be more room for the likes of Mata and Mkhi to operate in.
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    Back in training today.
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    He should be back in 1-2 weeks ;)
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    Jose says he hopes he'll play a part against Valarenga on Sunday.
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    The most Mata-esque goal I've ever seen.
  33. Aug 2, 2017
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    Acole9 Outstanding

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    Nice finish, I'm glad his injury wasn't too serious.
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    Djemba-Djemba Full Member

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    Juan Mata doing what Juan Mata does.

    We missed him last season when he got injured. He's always good for a goal.
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    the hea Full Member

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    Invisible for the whole game and then pops up with a goal. Classic Mata.
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    Stack Leave Women's Football Alone!!!

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    Now I understand why you get so much wrong, your eyesight isnt very good, its why you think Mata is invisible, you simply cant see him
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    the hea Full Member

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    Please show me what he did today besides the goal. I'm glad if you you prove me wrong since Mata is a really likeable guy and I'd love to appreciate his performances more.
  38. Aug 3, 2017
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    I think he's still first choice RW when we play 4 at the back.
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    Akshay Moderator Staff

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    I think he did struggle to get into the game today, partly because the second half team as a whole did. However, I don't think he's normally invisible during matches.
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    Wish he could get games at number 10. Still our best forward player.
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