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MyOnlySolskjaer

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Hope to see him in some club ambassador role when he’s retired.
I´d love to see that, but there it nothing suggesting Mata is about to retire at the age of 32, and he won´t be playing much for United in the future - and if we sign Sancho and/or Grealish, even less so. If we can get 5m for him, we should sell.
 

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I´d love to see that, but there it nothing suggesting Mata is about to retire at the age of 32, and he won´t be playing much for United in the future - and if we sign Sancho and/or Grealish, even less so. If we can get 5m for him, we should sell.
Which is fine, many players have left the club and became ambassadors, such as Fortune.
 

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Some great stuff when he came on especially the bit of ball control near the right-wing.
 

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Extend his contract

Seriously though, what's the point? We scored 5, leading by three.. and instead of playing the other younger players, let's play Mata?

He did well, I give him that.
 

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With our reliance on Bruno in the no.10 role I’d like to see Mata used there as an alternative.

I’d given up on the man but think he could still be lethal with the attack we now have ahead of him; only issue is he’s not all action in getting the ball back like Bruno.
 

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I liked the following interplay between Mata and Bruno.


I wonder if Mata can have a strong end to the season. A lot has understandably been made of the chemistry between Fernandes and Pogba, and to a lesser extent Martial, but it also looked like Mata and Fernandes were cultivating a symbiotic relationship themselves. One notable example being the the involvement between them here.Those are the kind of cutbacks that the likes of Arsenal, Dortmund and Man City create in abundance. Its cutbacks that players like Martial and Greenwood would appreciate, as not enough of their goals being one touch finish.

On another occasion in the same game, Bruno made another lofted pass to Mata at the back post, this time almost resulting in a goal from Mata. Against LASK, the pass sequence which led to Ighalo's goal against Brugge happened again. This one is Mata operating from a central position as exemplified by here.

Showing this one as its from a different position, and the type of goal we've looked more likely to score that way since the emergence of Bruno. Regarding different positions, this is useful as our other options in the attacking phase are inherently capable of causing a threat in multiple positions. I vaguely remember Bruno causing a threat to the opposition being the closest attacker on the right, either having a shot on goal or offering himself as an option on the ball, can't remember if he received it or not.
 

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Don't know how to feel about this one. Obviously not a starter in this team anymore but does give us another option off the bench. Not the worst player to have played for the club in the last few years and I will always remember that goal against Liverpool. Juanfield!
 

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This is a performance thread. Set up a new one in the transfer forum if you wish to discuss his transfer, please.
Personally, I´d prefer one Juan Mata thread where everything around the player could be discussed, instead of having multiple threads, but if that´s the way the staff want it.
 

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Personally, I´d prefer one Juan Mata thread where everything around the player could be discussed, instead of having multiple threads, but if that´s the way the staff want it.
Yeah, it's not a decision that we've made overnight, but it is now the forum policy – death to megathreads.
 

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Where is he? One of our few subs of quality and hardly playing when rotation needed.
 

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Weird that he's not getting any minutes at all. He still offers miles more than nothing players like James.
 

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He's often having a chinwag with Ole I've noticed, i thought we'd kept him to transition him to the coaching staff but then the fenerbache story popped up.
 

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Weird that he's not getting any minutes at all. He still offers miles more than nothing players like James.
Not really. His legs are gone and would've offered nothing today when we're playing on the counter.
 

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If you dont trust him to come on in games when everyone looks tired like today....What is the point of having him around?
 

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I do think, that had we had a bit more control over the game in the last 15-20 mins, he would have been perfect to have around
 

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Credit where its due etc but this live update from bbc sums up his night:

He's only been on for four minutes and now he's on the scoresheet. Juan Mata gets a pass right this time, Anthony Martial turns on the afterburners to sprint through a space in the middle of the LASK defence.
 

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He's finished. I don't get how we can expect him to come in as a back up for league games next season. And if we can't expect that then what's the point in keeping him around?
 

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Was a weird game for him. Got quite a few passes and touches wrong, but still managed 2 assists and could have had a couple more had Maguire scored off the corner and Martial finished his 1 v 1 towards the end