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Juan Mata

26-Year-Old Midfielder     Manchester United  Premier


STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Hamstring    EST. RETURN:  Unknown
Birthdate:  April 28, 1988    Birthplace:  Villafranca Montes de Oca, Spain
Nationality:  Spain    Height:  5' 7"    Weight:  139 lbs    

August 30, 2014    Juan Mata News

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Mata picked up a hamstring injury and had to be replaced in the 87th minute of Manchester United's Premier League match at Burnley on Saturday, according to the BBC.

Mata had a day to forget in his first instance of playing with new-signing Angel di Maria. Of all the Manchester United attackers, Mata seems like the toughest piece to fit, which could certainly affect his fantasy value.

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August 24, 2014

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Mata scored in the 17th minute of Manchester United's 1-1 draw with Sunderland on Sunday.

Mata took an excellent cross from Antonio Valencia and banged it into the net from two yards away. Mata's role with United may change a bit with Angel di Maria expected to transfer in from Real Madrid in the coming days, although he is certainly another target to help rack up assists.

June 23, 2014

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Mata came on for David Villa in the 56th minute and then scored in the 82nd minute of Spain's 3-0 win over Australia at the World Cup on Monday.

Mata's goal put the finishing touches on a dominant performance that was too-little-too-late for Spain, who had already been eliminated from knockout stage contention thanks to losses to Netherlands and Chile. Mata will not get a bit of a rest before he begins his first full season at Manchester United.

April 26, 2014

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Mata bagged two second half goals during Manchester United's 4-0 win over Norwich City on Saturday.

Mata didn't even start the match, but he came on for Danny Welbeck in the 60th minute and was able to find the back of the net only three minutes later. He seems to finally be coming into his own at United, which is unfortunately a little too late for their European aspirations.

April 18, 2014

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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.

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.