Manchester United fans were definitely happy with Juan Mata following his inspiring performance vs Real Madrid in the conclusion of the pre-season tour.
Jose Mourinho’s men have been in the United States of America all summer and now only have one fixture remaining before their season opener vs Leicester City.
United will take on Bayern Munich in their final preparation for the new Premier League campaign that will certainly prove itself to be a testing one.
Mourinho’s men haven’t had the best pre-season but it’s fair to say the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Andreas Pereira and Mata have done well.
The Portuguese manager may even be tempted to consider playing all three in the same starting XI against Leicester.
Mata and Alexis have started to develop great understanding on the pitch.
— The United Link 🏆 (@TheUnitedLink) August 1, 2018
Mata & Sanchez looking sharp #mufc .
— SCHOLES (@iamscholes) August 1, 2018
It’s genuinely Darmian, Mata and Alexis FC
— Big Barda (@NickiiDupre) August 1, 2018
Have to say what a good goal from United. The link up play between Mata & Sanchez has been fantastic on the tour & it’s a very good finish from Herrera #MUFC
— Everything Man Utd (@everything_utd) August 1, 2018
Juan Mata oozes class. On the pitch, and off it.
— CharlieIsARed (@CharlieisaRed) August 1, 2018
Mata and Sanchez link up play 🤩🤩
— Abdul (@kadir_yahaya26) August 1, 2018
The Spaniard will need to be in top form if the Red Devils want to have any hope of stealing the crown from fierce rivals Manchester City.
Juan has proven plenty of times that what he offers is different to what his teammates offer the first team.
Against Madrid that talent was on show with many supporters enjoying his intelligence and link up play with his teammates.
Mata is expected to start the season for Manchester United but perhaps the return of some other stars will see him shunned out of the starting XI.