Juan Mata

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Mata eager for Manchester United to build momentum

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London (AFP) – Juan Mata believes it is imperative Manchester United win their final two Premier League games to make sure they are in peak condition for their Europa League final against Ajax.

United’s 2-1 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday means they can no longer finish in the top four and leaves the Europa League final in Stockholm on May 24 as their last chance of securing Champions League qualification.

Mata eager for Manchester United to build momentum

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London (AFP) – Juan Mata believes it is imperative Manchester United win their final two Premier League games to make sure they are in peak condition for their Europa League final against Ajax.

United’s 2-1 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday means they can no longer finish in the top four and leaves the Europa League final in Stockholm on May 24 as their last chance of securing Champions League qualification.

Injured Man Utd star suggests he could play again this season

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Man Utd ‘in trouble’ with injuries – Mourinho

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United’s mounting injury problems mean they are “in trouble” going into the season’s decisive weeks, according to manager Jose Mourinho.

Mourinho lost Marcos Rojo and Zlatan Ibrahimiovic to injury during Thursday’s Europa League quarter-final win over Anderlecht, the pair joining Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Juan Mata on the sidelines.

Man Utd ‘in trouble’ with injuries – Mourinho

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United’s mounting injury problems mean they are “in trouble” going into the season’s decisive weeks, according to manager Jose Mourinho.

Mourinho lost Marcos Rojo and Zlatan Ibrahimiovic to injury during Thursday’s Europa League quarter-final win over Anderlecht, the pair joining Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Juan Mata on the sidelines.

Mourinho gives downbeat assessment on key Manchester United trio

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London (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will hope no mishap befalls central defenders Eric Bailly and Marcos Rojo after announcing on Friday both Chris Smalling and Phil Jones will be out till “mid-May”.

Mourinho, speaking after United returned from Belgium where they drew 1-1 with Anderlecht in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final, added pivotal midfielder Juan Mata would be out till “late May”, which could mean he misses all of the Premier League run-in.

Mourinho gives downbeat assessment on key Manchester United trio

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London (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will hope no mishap befalls central defenders Eric Bailly and Marcos Rojo after announcing on Friday both Chris Smalling and Phil Jones will be out till “mid-May”.

Mourinho, speaking after United returned from Belgium where they drew 1-1 with Anderlecht in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final, added pivotal midfielder Juan Mata would be out till “late May”, which could mean he misses all of the Premier League run-in.

Unlikely lads looking to steer United to historic trophy

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Brussels (AFP) – It is a motley crew of Manchester United players heading to Brussels as history beckons for the 20-time champions of England.

With the likes of Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata, Chris Smalling and even David De Gea injured and likely to miss Thursday’s clash with Anderlecht, a gaggle of unlikely lads will look to propel the three-time European champions to a first ever victory in the continent’s secondary club competition.

United players ‘not in love with goal’, says Mourinho

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho has accused Manchester United of lacking a killer instinct after another week of misfiring performances at Old Trafford, saying players are “not in love with the goal”.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 35, is United’s 27-goal top scorer of which 16 have been in the Premier League.

Mata bemoans Manchester United’s ‘bad luck’

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London (AFP) – Juan Mata believes Manchester United are being punished harshly as a result of injuries and suspensions.

The Spain midfielder, currently sidelined after groin surgery, was one of several first-choice players who missed Saturday’s frustrating goalless draw at home to West Bromwich Albion.

Mata bemoans Manchester United’s ‘bad luck’

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London (AFP) – Juan Mata believes Manchester United are being punished harshly as a result of injuries and suspensions.

The Spain midfielder, currently sidelined after groin surgery, was one of several first-choice players who missed Saturday’s frustrating goalless draw at home to West Bromwich Albion.

Mata adds to Mourinho’s injury problems

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United’s injury problems mounted on Friday as the club revealed Spanish midfielder Juan Mata would be out of action after undergoing a groin operation.

The 28-year-old - who appears to have gained United manager Jose Mourinho’s trust after failing to do so when they were both at Chelsea - will be out for an unspecified amount of time, the club said in a statement.

Mata adds to Mourinho’s injury problems

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United’s injury problems mounted on Friday as the club revealed Spanish midfielder Juan Mata would be out of action after undergoing a groin operation.

The 28-year-old - who appears to have gained United manager Jose Mourinho’s trust after failing to do so when they were both at Chelsea - will be out for an unspecified amount of time, the club said in a statement.

Pogba injured as Man Utd labour to Rostov win

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Juan Mata scored the only goal as Manchester United recorded an underwhelming 1-0 victory over FC Rostov on Thursday to reach the Europa League quarter-finals.

Mata struck 20 minutes from the end of a subdued game, completing a 2-1 aggregate win that sent United into the last eight of Europe’s second-tier club competition for the first time since 1985.

Pogba injured as Man Utd labour to Rostov win

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Juan Mata scored the only goal as Manchester United recorded an underwhelming 1-0 victory over FC Rostov on Thursday to reach the Europa League quarter-finals.

Mata struck 20 minutes from the end of a subdued game, completing a 2-1 aggregate win that sent United into the last eight of Europe’s second-tier club competition for the first time since 1985.

Attacking midfielder buys property in Manchester, star set to seal Man Utd agreement

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Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata is set to sign a contract extension at the club.

Daily Star are reporting that Juan Mata has 16 months left on his current contract but there is an option to extend that deal by a further year.

Manchester United vs. Bournemouth Preview

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Manchester United vs. Bournemouth

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Saturday, March 4, 2017

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Fresh from their League Cup success at Wembley last weekend, Manchester United return to Premier League action on Saturday afternoon as they prepare to welcome Eddie Howe's Bournemouth side to Old Trafford.

Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho says he never considered selling Juan Mata

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Mata: I want to win the title with United

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Juan Mata has spoken about his desire to win the Premier League with Manchester United, having won so many other trophies since moving to England from Valencia.

I would love to win it. I have been lucky enough to win so many trophies already. But I've been in England six seasons now and haven't won it yet.

Man Utd: Jakupovic Shines As Heroic Hull Thwart Red Devils At Old Trafford (Video)

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Hull City produced a superb display at Old Trafford on Wednesday night, holding Man Utd to a goalless draw.

Star of the show for the Tigers was goalkeeperEldin Jakupovic, who produced a number of superb saves.

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As expected, the hosts dominated possession, with both Zlatan Ibrahimobic and Paul Pogba thwarted superbly by Jakupovic in the first half.

Mourinho wants Manchester United wins rather than Rooney records

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Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) Jose Mourinho wants record-breaker Wayne Rooney to help Manchester United solve a familiar problem after they failed yet again to turn their dominance into three points in a battling 1-1 draw with Stoke City.

Juan Mata's own-goal gave Stoke a 19th-minute lead at the Britannia Stadium before Rooney rescued a point for the visitors deep into stoppage-time by becoming United's all-time leading scorer with his 250th goal for the English giants as he broke Bobby Charlton's longstanding club record.

Man Utd: Wayne Rooney Becomes Red Devils’ Top-Scorer After Injury Time Equaliser v Stoke (Video)

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Wayne Rooney netted a record-breaking 250th goal for Manchester United as the Red Devils secured a last-gasp point against Stoke on Saturday.

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Stoke looked headed for a third straight win in the league, courtesy of a Juan Mata own-goal.

However, in injury time, England captain Rooney curled home a superb free-kick to rescue a point for Jose Mourinho's side,

That dramatic equaliser saw Rooney net his 250th goal for United, one more than Bobby Charlton to go top of United's list of all-time top goalscorers.

Mata: Mourinho has us playing United football again

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When Jose Mourinho was appointed as manager of Manchester United, reports suggested that Juan Mata would be the first out of the door, given this was the manager who sold the player from Chelsea to United in the first place.

However, Mata has thrived since Mourinho has joined the club. The player has sung the praises of Mourinho for getting United playing attacking football again.

Rooney hasn’t actually equalled Charlton’s record… yet

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Wayne Rooney opened the scoring for Manchester United yesterday when he kneed a Juan Mata cross in to the back of the net against Reading. United won 4-0 and booked their place in to the next round in the FA Cup, meaning they are still the only Premier League team still competing on four fronts.

This goal was Rooney's 249th for United which was hailed as a club record, along with Sir Bobby Charlton.

Record man Rooney gives Man Utd Europa lift

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Wayne Rooney became Manchester United's outright leading European goal-scorer as Jose Mourinho's side enhanced their chances of progressing in the Europa League by sinking Feyenoord 4-0 on Thursday.

Rooney struck in the 35th minute to claim his 39th European goal, one more than Ruud van Nistelrooy, and move to within just one goal of Bobby Charlton's all-time club scoring record of 249.

Record man Rooney gives Man Utd Europa lift

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Wayne Rooney became Manchester United's outright leading European goal-scorer as Jose Mourinho's side enhanced their chances of progressing in the Europa League by sinking Feyenoord 4-0 on Thursday.

Rooney struck in the 35th minute to claim his 39th European goal, one more than Ruud van Nistelrooy, and move to within just one goal of Bobby Charlton's all-time club scoring record of 249.

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The key element currently missing from Manchester United’s attack

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Eleven Premier League games into Jose Mourinho’s reign as Manchester United manager and it is clear that the Portuguese trainer has a big job on his hands.

Since the start of the 2016-17 season the former Chelsea boss has recorded a number of successes and at times it has felt that the personnel for potential success is present at Old Trafford.

The key element currently missing from Manchester United’s attack

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Eleven Premier League games into Jose Mourinho’s reign as Manchester United manager and it is clear that the Portuguese trainer has a big job on his hands.

Since the start of the 2016-17 season the former Chelsea boss has recorded a number of successes and at times it has felt that the personnel for potential success is present at Old Trafford.

Juan Mata shares childhood photo of Man Utd team-mate David De Gea

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Action not words are required, says Mata

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Manchester United's Spanish international midfielder Juan Mata said it is time for his team to play well rather than talk a good game, starting with Swansea on Sunday.

The 28-year-old United's player of the month in a spell of poor results for them and manager Jose Mourinho including a 4-0 hammering by Chelsea added the team needed to show character to arrest their dip in form.

Action not words are required, says Mata

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Manchester United's Spanish international midfielder Juan Mata said it is time for his team to play well rather than talk a good game, starting with Swansea on Sunday.

The 28-year-old United's player of the month in a spell of poor results for them and manager Jose Mourinho including a 4-0 hammering by Chelsea added the team needed to show character to arrest their dip in form.

Man Utd: Juan Mata Creates Interactive Map Of Every Country He’s Played Football In Over The Years

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Having flown into Instanbul ahead of Manchester United's Europa League clash with Fenerbahce, Juan Mata was able to add yet another country to the long list he's had the opportunity to play football in over the course of his career.

Indeed, in order to fully take stock of his travels, the Spanish forward set about creating an interactive map which he dubbed 'El Matamundi' to detail just how far he's traipsed around the globe.

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Mata not in Final squad?

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The Manchester United squad left for London today, leaving from Stockport station, but Juan Mata was not pictured with the rest of the team.

This has lead to reports claiming that he is not in the matchday squad for the final against Southampton on Sunday.

However, Henrikh Mkhitaryan was present and we know that he has been ruled out with a hamstring injury.

The lost art of the winger

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There is no right or wrong way to support your football club. It's a deeply personal journey for us all. Yet every club has certain characteristics to which those that love them can all relate. Manchester United is no different.

If every United fan was asked to pick a defining image, a single moment in time, one that summed up what the club meant to them, the images would fill volumes.

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Nearly Men: Arsene Wenger Adds N’Golo Kante To Long List Of Players He Almost Signed For Arsenal

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Arsene Wenger has added a new name to the ever-lengthening list of players he's nearly signed for Arsenal over the years.

The player in question is N'Golo Kante, with Wenger revealing that he attempted to pilfer him from Leicester City after their title-winning season only to watch the French workhorse join Chelsea in a £32million deal.

Chelsea under Antonio Conte – Defending together as one.

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Much has been made of the defensive stability Chelsea have demonstrated since the decision was made to switch formation to 3-4-3. One thing is clear, Chelsea are now defending together as one.

Antonio Conte has received plenty of plaudits in recent weeks and it's a credit to him. As he prepares his rejuvenated Chelsea team to take on Everton at Stamford Bridge tomorrow, there has been one aspect of this four match unbeaten run that stands out for me and that's teamwork.

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POLL: Which injured player would you most like to return first?

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Manchester United are currently enduring an injury crisis. It couldn't be worse timing, given the build up of fixtures and important games ahead.

Chris Smalling and Phil Jones were predicted to return in May, while Juan Mata has the potential to return for the very end of the season. Marcos Rojo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic won't play again this season.

Three years of the Special Juan

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Three years ago, Juan Mata signed for Manchester United from Chelsea. He's scored goals against Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal, as well as the all-important equaliser in last May's FA Cup final.

Here are all his goals and assists.