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Juan Mata

26-Year-Old Midfielder     Manchester United  Premier


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

October 3, 2014    Juan Mata News

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal intimated Friday that Mata could start Sunday's Premier League match against Everton with Wayne Rooney out due to a red-card ban.

Van Gaal didn't flat out say that Mata would start, but he was the only player mentioned as possible replacements for the No. 10 role. Mata lost his spot in the starting XI when van Gaal decided to start Rooney, Robin van Persie and Falcao together, but Mata will get another chance at redemption for at least the next three matches.

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Juan Mata: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

September 21, 2014

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Mata is available off the bench for Manchester United's Premier League match at Leicester City on Sunday.

Despite scoring a goal in last weekend's match against QPR, Mata is moved to the bench this week in order to get Falcao into the starting XI. That situation could become a regular occurrence, which only reduces Mata's fantasy potential.

September 16, 2014

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Mata scored in the 58th minute of Manchester United's 4-0 win over QPR on Sunday.

Mata now has two goals in four Premier League matches this season, and while he stared alongside Angel di Maria on Sunday, he could potentially lose his spot in the starting XI when manager Louis van Gaal decides not to have Falcao come off the bench any more.

September 14, 2014

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Mata has recovered from a hamstring injury and is in the starting XI for Manchester United's Premier League match against QPR on Sunday.

Mata, who was able to rest his hamstring over the international break, will start in the midfield alongside Angel di Maria. Mata's role is a bit uncertain now given the addition of the Argentine midfielder, but manager Louis van Gaal is at least going to see what the two can do together before potentially moving Mata to the bench.

August 30, 2014

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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.

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.