Manchester United fans were thrilled with Juan Mata‘s dominating performance against LA Galaxy in the opening game of the pre-season tour of America.
The Spaniard, playing in the No.10 role, completely orchestrated the play at the StubHub Center, plucking apart Curt Onalfo’s defence and getting Man United into dangerous positions.
He controlled the game from the centre of the park and when he wasn’t picking out Marcus Rashford on runs, was keeping hold of the ball and denying LA Galaxy any possession.
Here’s what supporters on social media had to say about his performance against LA Galaxy.
Juan Mata is a joy to watch, always has time on the ball and picks a pass
— Noel O Keeffe (@nok1980) July 16, 2017
Juan Mata is such a clever player. Perfect football brain
— Bennett-Thomas (@_MatthewT) July 16, 2017
Juan Mata cooking tonight
— FergieTime (@SSIIIIUUUU) July 16, 2017
Juan Mata is a joy to watch.
— Angie (@AngieLD9) July 16, 2017
Juan Mata 👀👀
— Utsav Ojha (@_thatUtsavOjha) July 16, 2017
— Nataly Antar (@Nataly_Antar) July 16, 2017
I love Juan Mata, everything he does is so buttery
— YerbaMatePapi (@EscoEQUALITY88) July 16, 2017
He’s showcased his intent to return to the side and cement his place in the team with an outstanding performance on Sunday morning and has put in an excellent case for making the role his own, especially with Wayne Rooney leaving the club this summer to join Everton.
Mata still has so much to give and I’m very pleased that Mourinho realises that, offering the Spaniard the chances to get back to his best form ahead of an important season as the club hope to challenge in the Premier League and Champions League.