Manchester United fans happy with Juan Mata’s cameo against Southampton

Manchester United fans happy with Juan Mata’s cameo against Southampton

Manchester United fans were delighted to see Marouane Fellaini replaced by Juan Mata at half-time during the 1-0 loss to Southampton on Saturday.

Mata began the game on the bench but after a woeful first half, he was brought on to try and create something for Man United. He took the place of Fellaini, who was frustrating many supporters with his performance in the middle of the park. The Spaniard came on and immediately looked to get United on the front foot but was unable to push the team to get all three points.

Mata’s introduction did seem to make United play better football and certainly added some creativity to the ranks. If Louis van Gaal is willing to play Ander Herrera in a deeper role, it could allow Mata many more starts, something many fans wanted to see.

Mata will hope he did enough in the second half to earn himself a start when United travel to Derby County in the FA Cup on Friday. He has seen his involvement decrease as the season has worn on but with the rest of the team performing poorly as well, it could be the time for him to get an extended run in the side.

The team definitely need to change something if they want to stay within reach of the top four. The performances and results have not been good enough in recent weeks and time is running out for United to get their season back on track.

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