Manchester United fans were thrilled with Juan Mata‘s impressive performance against Saint Etienne in the Europa League Round of 32 second-leg clash at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.
The Spaniard has been brilliant for Jose Mourinho‘s men and was instrumental in the first-half as he got the ball forward, created chances and did an excellent job of linking up play.
He played the ball in for Henrikh Mkhitaryan and helped the Armenian find the opening goal of the game as he perfectly placed the ball forward, crossing it around two defenders for Mkhitaryan to find the back of the net.
Here’s what fans on social media had to say about his performance.
Can't say it enough: Juan Mata is such pure class on and off the pitch.
— FPL Fullhouse (@FPL_Fullhouse) February 22, 2017
Juan Mata is criminally underrated. Brings so much flair and creativity to the team. Love him.
— Alex Turk (@AlexCTurk) February 22, 2017
What a pass from Juan Mata, always has an impact when it matters most.
— . (@Pogbaganda) February 22, 2017
Juan Mata and Henrikh Mkhitaryan were born to be on the same team
— Paul (@NQATPaul) February 22, 2017
The Spaniard has been remarkable this season and although he hasn’t always started for Mourinho, he’s always been the one player that has been very impactful, consistently producing moments of magic, and has statistics prove this as he’s averaged a goal or an assist every 95.7 mins across his last 13 appearances.
With Man United facing Southampton in the League Cup final on Sunday, there’s no doubt that we’ll see him back in action once again, especially if Henrikh Mkhitaryan won’t be fit enough to feature.