In the win over Newcastle, Mata and Kagawa set the pitch alight with their fluid football and it was no coincidence that we did so with Mata operating behind the striker in his No. 10 role.
With Kagawa running past him, Mata was able to dictate and dominate while Kagawa’s intelligent runs opened up spaces that Mata was able to exploit.
Many saw Mata’s arrival as a nail in the coffin for Kagawa’s career at Old Trafford but in contrast, it has been the kiss of life as their natural style of football compliments each other.
Now that there is nothing to play for, Moyes should try to show us footballing philosophy (if he has one) and Neville believes both Mata and Kagawa can be crucial to that.
Do you think Gary Neville is right?