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Juan Mata 2017-18 Performances

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  1. Jan 31, 2018

    ash_86 Full Member

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    Anyone thinks him staying might help DDG sign a new contract?
  2. Jan 31, 2018

    Seven Seas Sardines Full Member

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    Hopefully Sanchez can become the third amigo.
  3. Jan 31, 2018

    haram Full Member

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    This is not how a team works and he does not just pass backwards.
  4. Jan 31, 2018

    RedDevil@84 Full Member

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    Ya because that is obviously what he does. Talk about hyperbole.
  5. Jan 31, 2018

    RedDevil@84 Full Member

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    Sorry. Ander is the third amigo and Rojo is the fourth. Sanchez can join in 5th place and prove his friendship...
  6. Jan 31, 2018

    IrishRedDevil Full Member

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    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.
  7. Jan 31, 2018

    Rozay Not good at posting fixture lists

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    Mata is a great squad option. Your post didn’t really sell him as a quality player is all I’m saying!
  8. Threadmark: Tottenham 2:0 Man Utd
    Jan 31, 2018

    arnie_ni New Member

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    Non existent. Waste of a sub tonight
  9. Jan 31, 2018

    Classical Mechanic Full Member

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    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.
  10. Jan 31, 2018

    El Zoido Full Member

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    He’s been stood 10 yards offside about 3 times since he care on.
  11. Jan 31, 2018

    Annihilate Now! ...or later, I'm not fussy Scout

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    We also struggled to pass the ball 5 yards without losing it.

    Mata at least wasn't giving it away stupidly.
  12. Jan 31, 2018

    RedStarUnited Full Member

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    Lost his head there Jose.
  13. Jan 31, 2018

    Classical Mechanic Full Member

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    He managed to complete 10 of his 11 passes. That's a relief.
  14. Jan 31, 2018

    Annihilate Now! ...or later, I'm not fussy Scout

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    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.
  15. Jan 31, 2018

    Classical Mechanic Full Member

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    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.
  16. Jan 31, 2018

    Djemba-Djemba Full Member

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    Baffling decision to bring him on.
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    Annihilate Now! ...or later, I'm not fussy Scout

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    But he was going to bring him on 5 minutes later anyway?
  18. Jan 31, 2018

    Jaybomb Banned

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    Should have started. He’s never gonna change the game when we’re losing. Rashford should have came on also.
  19. Jan 31, 2018

    Classical Mechanic Full Member

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    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.
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    Annihilate Now! ...or later, I'm not fussy Scout

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    Fellaini was the pointless one, our 3 subs in that game should have been Rashford (pace), Herrera (energy), Mata (not losing the ball)
  21. Jan 31, 2018

    Classical Mechanic Full Member

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    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.
  22. Jan 31, 2018

    VanHaal'sRedArmy Full Member

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    Drop Lingard and Martial, insert Mata and Herrera (for big games).
  23. Jan 31, 2018

    Sylar Full Member

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    I get the thinking behind bringing him on. The problem was we werent getting the ball to him.
  24. Jan 31, 2018

    Devil may care Full Member

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    Bringing him on in a game of that tempo made no sense.
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    ROFLUTION Full Member

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    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.
  26. Jan 31, 2018

    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    Can't see much use for him at the club anymore if I'm honest.
  27. Feb 1, 2018

    anant Full Member

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    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
  28. Feb 1, 2018

    Devil may care Full Member

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    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.
  29. Feb 1, 2018

    RooneyLegend Full Member

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    Should've binned him a long time ago.
  30. Feb 1, 2018

    Acole9 Outstanding

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    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.
  31. Feb 3, 2018

    Wednesday at Stoke Full Member

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    Apparently Juan scored his first la Liga goal on this day in 2008.

  32. Feb 3, 2018

    SNes New Member

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    Hopefully, he turns up today.
  33. Feb 3, 2018

    haram Full Member

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    Right call to bring him back imo. We should have a lot of the ball.
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    Feb 3, 2018

    joleb New Member

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    Nice touches so far - I like his movement. Also, it seems he's linking up well with Sanchez
  35. Feb 3, 2018

    sullydnl Ross Kemp's caf ID

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    Playing well.
  36. Feb 3, 2018

    mewnew11 New Member

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    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
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2018
  37. Feb 3, 2018

    anant Full Member

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    The counter was killed by Lukaku's pass which forced Mata to stop the run!
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    Lentwood Full Member

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    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.
  39. Feb 3, 2018

    mewnew11 New Member

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    Dude please watch again. Infact let's play a game. Let's count all his side passes and back passes in second half
  40. Feb 3, 2018

    Darlington Padgett New Member

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    He's playing really well and linking up with Sanchez. Jesse Lingard and Lukaku are the ones destroying our attack.