• Mata felt ‘helpless’ after Manchester United’s draw with West Ham

    Mata felt ‘helpless’ after Manchester United’s draw with West Ham

    The Red Devils forward admits he is desperate to help turn chances into goals, with Jose Mourinho’s side frustrated by their Premier League inconsistency.

    It was a case of the same old story for Manchester United on Sunday, with Juan Mata admitting to feeling ‘helpless’ on the back of another frustrating 1-1 draw.

    The Red Devils have been bossing games in recent weeks, but turning possession and chances into goals and points is proving to be a little tricky.

    Prior to the international […]

  • Arsenal forward Theo Walcott: I was to blame for Juan Mata’s goal

    Arsenal forward Theo Walcott: I was to blame for Juan Mata’s goal

    Arsenal forward Theo Walcott says he was at fault for Juan Mata’s goal in the 1-1 draw at Manchester United on Saturday, but said the Gunners’ recovery showed they’re stronger than in previous seasons.

    Walcott failed to close down Mata when he ran into the area unmarked to meet a pass in the 68th minute to give United a well-deserved lead with a left-footed finish.

    But Arsenal, who haven’t won in the Premier League at Old Trafford since 2006, levelled through Olivier […]

  • Mata has earned Mourinho’s trust, says Giggs

    Mata has earned Mourinho’s trust, says Giggs

    The Spain international was on target against Arsenal on Saturday and the club’s former assistant manager says he has managed to win over the Portuguese.

    Former Manchester United star Ryan Giggs believes Juan Mata has earned the trust of manager Jose Mourinho for his performances this season.

    The Spain international was sold to United by Mourinho when he was Chelsea manager in January 2014, and his future at Old Trafford was called into question when the Portuguese took over from Louis van […]

  • Mata hails Rooney as England ‘legend’

    Mata hails Rooney as England ‘legend’

    The forward’s career should be viewed overall as one of the finest in English football history, according to his Manchester United team-mate.

    Juan Mata believes Manchester United team-mate Wayne Rooney is one of the greatest players England has ever produced.

    Mata will not have the chance to face off against his club colleague when England host Spain at Wembley on Tuesday after Rooney missed training on Monday and later withdrew from Gareth Southgate’s squad with a minor knee injury.

    Rooney has struggled for […]

  • Juan Mata to ‘seriously evaluate’ his Manchester United future next summer

    Juan Mata to ‘seriously evaluate’ his Manchester United future next summer

    Juan Mata will evaluate his future at Manchester United ‘more seriously’ at the end of the season, according to the midfielder’s father.

    The 28-year-old moved to Old Trafford from Chelsea for a then club record fee of £37.1 million and has under two years remaining on his current contract.

    Jose Mourinho has used Mata regularly this season, with the Spaniard appearing 14 times in all competitions, but the midfielder’s father, Juan senior, has suggested his son could be open to leaving Old […]

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s personality sets him apart, says Manchester United’s Juan Mata

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s personality sets him apart, says Manchester United’s Juan Mata

    Juan Mata has praised Zlatan Ibrahimovic for his impact off the pitch since joining Manchester United this summer.

    The Swedish striker moved to Old Trafford in the most recent transfer window after a successful four-year spell with Paris Saint-Germain, which saw him win four consecutive Ligue 1 titles and break club records for goals scored.

    But Mata has revealed the former AC Milan man brought more with him to Manchester than his on-the-field accomplishments.

    “He has brought a lot of things to the […]

  • Manchester United’s Premier League rivals will drop points – Mata

    Manchester United’s Premier League rivals will drop points – Mata

    Juan Mata says Manchester United will get the chance to reach the Premier League’s “top positions” when rivals inevitably drop points.

    The midfielder is on international duty with Spain ahead of their World Cup Qualifier against Macedonia on Saturday, and their friendly against England on Tuesday.

    Mata is already looking ahead to improving on United’s start to the Premier League season though, with Jose Mourinho’s side lying sixth in the table and having collected their first win in five top-flight games in […]

  • Manchester United’s Juan Mata returns to Spain squad

    Manchester United’s Juan Mata returns to Spain squad

    Juan Mata has earned a recall to the Spain squad for the forthcoming fixtures against Macedonia and England.

    The Manchester United midfielder was left out of the previous selection, for matches against Italy and Albania respectively, and was also absent from then-manager Vicente del Bosque’s squad for Euro 2016.

    New head coach Julen Lopetegui has decided to bring the playmaker back in, however, with Mata having impressed in October, winning United’s Player of the Month award for his performances.

    Elsewhere club-mate Ander Herrera […]

  • Mata wins Man Utd’s Player of the Month

    Mata wins Man Utd’s Player of the Month

    The Spaniard has seen off competition from international team-mate Ander Herrera to claim the award for October, with full-back Antonio Valencia finishing third.

    Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata has won the club’s Player of the Month award, seeing off competition from Ander Herrera and Antonio Valencia.

    The Red Devils have revealed that it is the closest poll they’ve ever had, with Mata taking 198 more votes than Spain international team-mate Herrera with a total of 90,000 submissions counted.

    The former Chelsea midfielder has […]

  • Revealed: Mata explains how he won Mourinho over this summer

    Revealed: Mata explains how he won Mourinho over this summer

    Manchester United star Juan Mata has revealed he didn’t fear for his future at the club when Jose Mourinho was appointed their new manager over the summer.

    The Spanish playmaker was notably forced out of his old club Chelsea during Mourinho’s time in charge, having previously been a key player for the Blues.

    That ended up with him moving to United in January 2014, where he again became a focal point of the team, though that looked in some doubt as he […]

  • Mata reveals family fears over working with Mourinho at United

    Mata reveals family fears over working with Mourinho at United

    The former Chelsea man confessed that his loved ones feared a repeat of his Stamford Bridge exit when the new boss came to the club, while insisting they worked well together.

    Manchester United star Juan Mata has admitted that uncertainty over his future under Jose Mourinho had his family fretting early in the season.

    The Spain international had been declared surplus to requirements by the manager during his time at Chelsea, which led to his Old Trafford move.

    And he revealed […]