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Juan Mata 2018-19 Performances

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5.4 Average rating
26 Appearances
5 Goals
3 Assists
2 Yellow cards
  1. Feb 10, 2019

    sullydnl Ross Kemp's caf ID

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    Right. But Silva is a key player for Manchester City whereas Mata's role is to be maybe our fifth best attacker. So why would you compare the two? He doesn't need to be anywhere near as good as Silva to be worth keeping for what he is. If David Silva was the benchmark then the average PL squad would consist of two players.
  2. Feb 10, 2019

    Bola Full Member

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    Mata needs to perform the basic functions of a wide player, which he can't

    If you wanted comparisons of immediate back-up players; our top 6 rivals have Mahrez, Shakiri, Pedro and Lamella.

    Further down the league you have Antonio (West Ham, although he regularly plays in multiple positions as a utility) and youngsters who are starting to forge a 1st team spot like Lookman, Demari Grey, Ibe and Sessengnon (to an extent).

    Mata is a very poor wide player
  3. Feb 10, 2019

    littleman Full Member

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    He wasn't quite there yesterday and when he got the ball he didn't use it effectively or efficiently.

    Still some time left before season end to show what he's about.
  4. Feb 10, 2019

    SAFMUTD New Member

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    Right on spot, there’s a romantic aura around Mata because he is a top professional always respecful of the club, but the statistics are cold he is not good enough at the moment and haven’t been for some time now.
  5. Threadmark: Man Utd 0:2 PSG
    Feb 12, 2019

    Erics_Collar Full Member

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    I can picture it now.

    Ole: "Juan, can you follow me? I need to show you something outside."
    Mata: "We work hard. Commitment. Spirit."
    Ole: "That's it, just through this door."
    Mata: "Si senor, work ethic. What it means to play for Manchester."
    Ole: "Okay Juan, okay. We're almost there."
    Mata: "We regroup, senor. We strong."

    Ole has led Mata out the back door at Old Trafford, beside some old trolleys and dumpsters. He points at the ground behind Mata.

    Ole: "Look Juan, a PR opportunity to come across as a nice guy!"

    Mata, turning around to see, turns his back to Ole.

    Solskjaer takes out a pistol and whispers "You've been a good lad..." and somberly shoots Mata in the back of the head.

    Sigh.

    "You've been the best lad....."
  6. Feb 12, 2019

    AndyJ1985 Full Member

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    Such a nothing player. I can't believe we're actually offering him a new contract.
  7. Feb 12, 2019

    Rajma Full Member

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    Absolutely pointless player and it’s tad concerning our coaching team can’t see it to be honest.
  8. Feb 12, 2019

    Roboc7 Full Member

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    Makes us worse defensively and going forward.
  9. Feb 12, 2019

    FootyGirl88

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    Hopefully we let him go in he summer
  10. Feb 12, 2019

    Baxter Full Member

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    Way too slow. Couldn’t cover Young, who himself was a total shambles. Not good enough going the other way to make it worth it.
  11. Feb 12, 2019

    M Bison Full Member

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    Absolute waste of a shirt, the sooner he follows Fellaini out the door the better, never been up to it and the last reminder of Moyes’ reign.
  12. Feb 12, 2019

    Robaldo New Member

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    He played no worse than expected - still a very low level albeit - which makes you question the decision to bring him on more so than the player.

    He was out of his depth against Fulham at the weekend yet was put on against PSG :lol::houllier:
  13. Feb 12, 2019

    drdoityourself Full Member

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    Bernat could move further up the field in the second half, without worrying about the space behind him.
    Mata has no threat as a winger. This has been going on for to long.
  14. Feb 12, 2019

    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt

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    We asked him to okay os a winger, what do you expect?
  15. Feb 12, 2019

    el3mel Full Member

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    He should only be playing against Huddersfield, Cardiff and such. That's his level.
  16. Feb 12, 2019

    Sylar Full Member

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    Where did he play that second half? I couldnt figure it out.
  17. Feb 12, 2019

    RedDevilRoshi Full Member

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    Lovely lad but he just isn’t a Manchester Utd player. Bernat was having so much joy down that left flank in the 2nd half as he was roasting Mata.
  18. Feb 12, 2019

    PoTMS Full Member

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    He's past it. Renewing his contract would be a mistake.
  19. Feb 12, 2019

    sweetmgd New Member

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    Can't start for XI against high pressing teams, especially big teams

    Can't play his best position

    Now even offer nothings from substitute, make the team more worse at second half.

    The 6th high salary in the team

    Can anyone explain me why there are fans want to keep him? Just for their favourite, but not consider Man Utd future? Look at Man City bench vs Chelsea, and you will know what is the big difference between them and us.
  20. Feb 12, 2019

    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    Fixed.
  21. Feb 12, 2019

    Giant Midget Aka - rooney_10119

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    Horrific. He’s been awful this season and is finished. Why on earth are we trying to renew his contract?
  22. Feb 12, 2019

    Sauldogba New Member

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    Bringing him on killed any chance we had of winning the game tonight
    As soon as i saw him jogging on the touchline at half time I knew what it was
  23. Feb 12, 2019

    horsechoker Sailor vee, this is a right off.

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    I think I'm done with Mata, lovely guy and a top bloke but he's not a winger and he simply doesn't offer enough to the team. He doesn't fit into the system we're playing and unless there's plans to play him in the centre he just doesn't have the quality to play in another position.
  24. Feb 12, 2019

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

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    He offered more in his 45 minutes then Martial did, yet the response in this thread is fairly predictable.
  25. Feb 12, 2019

    Fredo Full Member

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    Why don't we try Fred instead of Mata...
  26. Feb 12, 2019

    Ban Full Member

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    No point in playing him at all sadly.
  27. Feb 12, 2019

    RG 11 Full Member

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    What is the point of brining him on and playing on the right? He drifts to the center and I feel sorry to see him struggling to try to match the pace of the game.

    Lukaku on the right or Rashford on the right with Lukaku upfront would've at least offered something.
  28. Feb 12, 2019

    Ace of Spades Full Member

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    I usually have patience with Mata, but he os really a limited player. Just become very safe player.
  29. Feb 12, 2019

    anant Full Member

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    Exactly! He was possibly the only one who could have connected our midfield with attack and I felt he did do that pretty decently as well. A few of his passes leading to a half chance or so. He kept the ball well, something we were struggling to do throughout the game.
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    drdoityourself Full Member

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    When you defend against him you know he isn't going to run behind you. That's why a fullback will stay back more often than not when defending a Martial rather than a Mata. Bernat had such an easy time, and was unafraid to go forward once Mata was on.

    Even though you can say he got more touches than Martial, he just makes the team so easy to play against.
  31. Feb 12, 2019

    PlayerOne Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    I really don't understand why he was brought on, it's like we all knew what would happen but the coaching team didn't.
  32. Feb 12, 2019

    shahzy New Member

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    There needs to be a minimum athletic level for players to be Utd players and unless your skill on the ball is that good that you can compensate, you should be thanked for your service and moved on. Juan unfortunately for him is below that required level. He stifles the play and bafflingly always passes to the right or left back for them to cross it. That doesn't really do us that great when he himself is 5 foot something and Rashford not a very good header of the ball
  33. Feb 12, 2019

    Murder on Zidane's Floor You'd better not kill Giroud

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    Played in the wrong position so harsh to say he is rubbish but I don't think our club can ever okay with a "10".

    Ever.
  34. Feb 12, 2019

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

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    And yet we got way more joy down the right hand side in the second half then either of our flanks in the first, largely due to him actually being able to pass the ball accurately and having some decent movements. He even turned away players on a couple of occasions too.
  35. Feb 12, 2019

    AndyJ1985 Full Member

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    I don't disagree, I think Mata is utter crap. But who should have been brought on instead? We've not exactly got an embarrassment of riches sat on the bench
  36. Feb 12, 2019

    Mr Anderson Eats, shoots, leaves

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    He’s not a good wide player. We knew it with Jose and Ole should know it too.

    He’s a pointless player in our current setup. Love the guy but it is what it is.
  37. Feb 12, 2019

    VeevaVee despite the protests, wears Ugg boots

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    Not the player for what should be a high energy game. We lost all momentum when he came on. We need better depth (and first choice) if we want to compete in the CL properly.
  38. Feb 12, 2019

    NJM78 Full Member

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    We cant expect to make money on him so just let him leave for free and then free up his wages for a new player. He is about as poweful and explosive as a goldfishes fart.
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    stevoc Full Member

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    And Solskjær has won it!
    Same position he usually plays. Which is anywhere but the right wing.
  40. Feb 12, 2019

    tomaldinho1 Full Member

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    Poor sub by Ole, Mata should never ever play RW. Time for him to be moved on in general sadly