Between them, Mata and Chicharito were responsible for three goals and three assists today in what was one of Manchester United’s most impressive attacking displays all season.
De Gea played no part in proceedings for the first time in this Premier League campaign as David Moyes clearly didn’t want to risk him ahead of the Bayern Munich game on Wednesday.
He’ll be back between the sticks in Germany but to be fair, Anders Lindegaard put in a pretty strong performance today against Newcastle so that should be commended.
Football like today is what Manchester United fans want to see more often and we have the squad to make it happen – it is just a case of playing the right players together in the right positions.
Will it happen against Bayern Munich? That remains to be seen but today’s victory was the perfect warm up for that game.