Juan Mata was branded a dead man walking when Jose Mourinho arrived at Old Trafford… but the gifted playmaker is now starring for the boss who brutally cast him aside at Chelsea
No sooner had Jose Mourinho arrived to take control of Manchester United were the eulogies written for Juan Mata’s Old Trafford career.
After all, Mourinho was the boss who jettisoned Chelsea’s two-time player of the year not six months after his return to London.
Not a fan of the diminutive Spaniard, Mourinho was ready to cut Mata adrift for the second time. It hasn’t panned out that way.
MATA'S CHELSEA CAREER Appearances: 135
Yellow cards / red cards: 6/0
Minutes played: 10,101
MATA'S UNITED CAREER Appearances: 115
Yellow cards / red cards:... read more
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