Juan Mata was officially named man of the match for his performance against Newcastle United today after receiving a landslide 75% of the vote.
With two goals and an assist, the Spaniard was the linchpin for Manchester United and Newcastle’s defence simply couldn’t stop him.
After his performance against Aston Villa last week, Mata really built on it today in St James’ Park and put in his best performance in a United shirt so far.
Here’s what some United fans had to say on how Mata played today on Twitter.
Two goals and a classy performance. @juanmata8 is my man of the match. We'll never die.
— Stretty News (@StrettyNews) April 5, 2014
— Scott Patterson (@R_o_M) April 5, 2014
I really can see Juan becoming a regular scorer and performer, he showed moments of absolute magic today.
— Rae's old ACC (@OldAccountRMHD) April 5, 2014
AAAARGGGGGH THAT BACK HEEL WAS WEIGHTED IN SUCH A WAY AS TO RELEASE MANY ENDORPHINS UPON SEEING ITS REPLAY
— Paul (@NQATPaul) April 5, 2014
Juan Mata is a super player when used correctly. Football genius.
— OldTraffordFaithful (@OTFaithful) April 5, 2014
Great anticipation by Mata to get onto overhit pass by Hernandez & the composure to finish it too. Lovely.
— TacheyDelBosque (@TacheyDelBosque) April 5, 2014
Some of the players sent their congratulations to Mata too.
— Phil Jones (@PhilJones4) April 5, 2014
— David de Gea (@D_DeGea) April 5, 2014
Mata is really starting to look settled at Manchester United and his recent performances are showing why he commanded such a high price tag.
In his natural position, Mata has flourished and if David Moyes wants to get the best out of him, he has to play Mata there more often.