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Anyone thinks him staying might help DDG sign a new contract?
Hopefully Sanchez can become the third amigo.
This is not how a team works and he does not just pass backwards.
Ya because that is obviously what he does. Talk about hyperbole.
Sorry. Ander is the third amigo and Rojo is the fourth. Sanchez can join in 5th place and prove his friendship...
Of course it is. Mata is a quality option for depth. Many teams would love to have a player like Mata on the bench. Sorry that every single player cannot be a megastar but its all about having a balanced squad.
Mata is a great squad option. Your post didn’t really sell him as a quality player is all I’m saying!
Non existent. Waste of a sub tonight
What was Mourinho thinking? We were struggling to win the battle of midfield and he brings on perhaps the least physically impressive player in the league.
He’s been stood 10 yards offside about 3 times since he care on.
We also struggled to pass the ball 5 yards without losing it.
Mata at least wasn't giving it away stupidly.
Lost his head there Jose.
He managed to complete 10 of his 11 passes. That's a relief.
It's not amazing but it's clearly the rationale as to why he came on. Not sure why people are bothered, or even care that much. Would Rashford have changed this game? Really?
Also he planned to getting Rashers on before the Fellaini nonsense, so again, not sure why people are complaining. Mata was our least shit sub by far.
I think Rashford would have been better. We lost the physical battle out there primarily. At least Rashford has the pace to close players down.
Baffling decision to bring him on.
But he was going to bring him on 5 minutes later anyway?
Should have started. He’s never gonna change the game when we’re losing. Rashford should have came on also.
The decision to being Mata made no sense to me, to you, it appears that it did. Only Herrera had less touches than Mata by 1 and he was on the pitch 7 minutes less. (Fellani has less too, obviously).
Bringing Mata on was pointless.
Fellaini was the pointless one, our 3 subs in that game should have been Rashford (pace), Herrera (energy), Mata (not losing the ball)
Disagree Fellani (long punt, chest technique) and the two you mentioned. Pogba shouldn't have gone off though. Once he went off we couldn't get a foot on the ball, regardless of how poor he was otherwise.
Drop Lingard and Martial, insert Mata and Herrera (for big games).
I get the thinking behind bringing him on. The problem was we werent getting the ball to him.
Bringing him on in a game of that tempo made no sense.
Yikes. Herrera was terrible. Lingard carried the ball forward quickly a good amount of times. Dont think it was coincidence that we went hiding under a rock after he came off.
Can't see much use for him at the club anymore if I'm honest.
Mata is the only player in our side apart from Crrick who can dictate tempo of the game. Not good at it - agreed but in our current squad, can't think of anyone else
The game was moving way too fast for him to get into it and it just bypassed him, hes not one to get his foot on the ball and seize control of a game that is getting away from the team, he's a solid recycler when we are playing well.
Should've binned him a long time ago.
I think we did the right thing bringing him on given the other options we had. Fellaini was priority (Did come on) then Rashford (Didn't come on) and then Mata.
Apparently Juan scored his first la Liga goal on this day in 2008.
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Hopefully, he turns up today.
Right call to bring him back imo. We should have a lot of the ball.
Nice touches so far - I like his movement. Also, it seems he's linking up well with Sanchez
Side pass , back pass , side pass , back pass .
Even when there is a counter attack with lukaku running forward he passes it backwards. Just a pussy who needs to be shows the door
The counter was killed by Lukaku's pass which forced Mata to stop the run!
Literally the most negative cowardly “attacking” midfield player in the league. There is not one AM starting in the PL who I wouldn’t swap for him.
Dude please watch again. Infact let's play a game. Let's count all his side passes and back passes in second half
He's playing really well and linking up with Sanchez. Jesse Lingard and Lukaku are the ones destroying our attack.
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