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Juan Mata

25-Year-Old Midfielder     Manchester United  Premier


Spain

Birthdate:  April 28, 1988    Birthplace:  Villafranca Montes de Oca, Spain    Nationality:  Spain    Height:  5' 7"    Weight:  139 lbs    

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Mata went on record to say that he believes Manchester United will have a bright future under manager David Moyes, but that the team must pull together, reports Sky Sports.

The Spanish midfielder has been a decent addition to United this season despite the team's struggles. Mata said everything about the squad needs to improve, including the tactics, but the team needs to act as one unit.

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March 29, 2014

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Mata drew a penalty in the box to set up a Wayne Rooney goal from the spot, before scoring a goal of his own in the 57th minute of Manchester United's 4-1 win over Aston Villa on Saturday.

Mata's goal was his first for Manchester United after joining in January from Chelsea. In fact, the goal was his first in Premier League play all season after scoring 20 times in all competitions for Chelsea last season. He'll look to continue his improved form next weekend at Newcastle.

March 18, 2014

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Mata admitted that he was mad that he was unable to help Manchester United defeat Liverpool on Sunday, according to the Daily Mail.

Mata was speaking positively of the support of the fans in Old Trafford after the loss to Liverpool, and relayed that not being able to live up to their expectations was disappointing. He joined Manchester united in January, but has failed to ignite a turnaround in the side's performances.

March 7, 2014

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Manchester United fans voted Mata the team's player of the month for February, reports the Daily Mail.

The team only won one match in February, a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace, in continuation of what has been a very difficult season. Patrice Evra and Nemanja Vidic finished second and third in the vote.

February 18, 2014

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Mata said that he believes Manchester United could still finish in the top four of the Premier League this season, reports Sky Sports.

United are currently 11 points behind Liverpool, who hold the fourth spot. Mata said that his side is capable of competing with the best, and is focused on achieving their objective of qualifying for next season's Champions League.

January 28, 2014

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Mata assisted on Ashley Young's 59th minute goal during Tuesday's 2-0 win over Cardiff City.

Mata was eventually subbed off for Adnan Januzaj in the 85th minute, and left to big applause from the United faithful. Now that he's all but guaranteed regular first-team football, Mata's fantasy value will continue to climb from the deep fall it took during his first-half of the season with Chelsea.

January 28, 2014

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Mata is in the starting XI for Tuesday's Premier League match against Cardiff City.

Mata makes his debut for the club he joined just this past Sunday, with a nice surprise in Robin van Persie also in the lineup Tuesday.

January 28, 2014

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Mata is expected to make his debut for Manchester United on Tuesday against Cardiff, reports Sky Sports.

The former Chelsea player joined Manchester United last week, and could give the team an extra spark of capability and creativity. United has already been eliminated from the Capital One Cup and the FA Cup.