Let’s give a round of applause for Juan Mata! Few touted the Spaniard to get game time under Mourinho and even fewer expected him to turn in impressive performances at United.
But here he is, doing just that- proving his doubters wrong. After the Rooney fiasco, Mou has been forced to turn to Mata for the creative spark and he has grabbed his chance with both hands.
His passion for the club has never been higher, and it was evident in the recent Manchester Derby.
Mata struck the only goal in the fiercely contested match and deservedly took home the match ball. His tenacity was on display in one short passage of play as Mata was seen diligently doing his defensive duties by clearing a dangerous cross with his head.
He then surprised the opposition, by chasing down his clearance and winning another header in after holding off a City midfielder before surging upfield.
Check out the stunt from Mata below!