Juan Mata

Born: April 28, 1988 (age 29)

Height: 5'6.5" (170cm)
Weight: 9st 13lb (63kg)

Hometown: Ocon de Villafranca, Spain
Nationality: Spain Spanish

Position: Attacking midfielder
Team: Manchester United (no. 8)
Juan Mata of Manchester United on the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford on September 26, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom.
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Career History
Senior2007-2011Valencia
2011-2014Chelsea
2014-Manchester United
International2009-Spain
Sports Mole has 2,023 articles about Juan Mata. Articles 1 to 40:
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata in action during the Premier League clash with Arsenal at Old Trafford on November 19, 2016
Juan Mata: 'Friends and family were concerned about Jose Mourinho reunion'
Juan Mata says that he received phone calls from his friends and family concerned about him playing under Jose Mourinho at Manchester United.
10:55
Juan Mata in action during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Southampton on December 30, 2017
Juan Mata "absolutely focused" on Sevilla clash
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata insists that his side are "absolutely focused" on their Champions League clash with Sevilla, despite Chelsea looming afterwards.
Feb 19, 12:28
Juan Mata in action during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Southampton on December 30, 2017
Juan Mata: 'VAR will bring justice to football'
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata believes that VAR will ultimately bring "justice" to football, despite seeing a goal controversially disallowed by the system.
Feb 19, 11:39
Juan Mata in action during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Southampton on December 30, 2017
Hawkeye apologises for "wobbly lines" VAR image during FA Cup game
Hawkeye issue an apology for the confusion caused during a VAR review that saw Juan Mata have a goal ruled out in Manchester United's FA Cup tie at Huddersfield Town.
Feb 18, 19:38
Jose Mourinho applauds during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Newcastle United on November 18, 2017
Jose Mourinho: 'VAR went against protocol'
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho claims that the use of VAR during his side's FA Cup win over Huddersfield Town "went against protocol".
Feb 17, 22:06
Terriers boss David Wagner watches on during the FA Cup replay between Manchester City and Huddersfield Town on March 1, 2017
David Wagner: 'VAR kills emotion of the game'
Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner admits that he will never be a fan of VAR as it "kills the emotion" of a match, despite seeing a decision go his way.
Feb 17, 21:01
Jose Mourinho watches on during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Burnley on December 26, 2017
Jose Mourinho: 'VAR needs to be perfect'
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho acknowledges that VAR is in "an experimental period", but insists that it needs to be made "perfect".
Feb 17, 20:43
Juan Mata in action during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Southampton on December 30, 2017
Juan Mata: 'VAR will be good for football'
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata admits that VAR still needs work, but believes that it will be "good for football" despite seeing a goal disallowed on review.
Feb 17, 20:05
Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring the third during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Stoke City on January 15, 2018
Result: Romelu Lukaku fires Manchester United past Hudderfield Town into quarter-finals
Romelu Lukaku scores in both halves to fire Manchester United into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup with a 2-0 victory over Huddersfield Town at the John Smith's Stadium.
Feb 17, 19:28
Eric Bailly in action for Manchester United on August 15, 2016
Team News: Eric Bailly on Manchester United bench for FA Cup trip to Huddersfield Town
Eric Bailly is named on the Manchester United bench for Saturday's FA Cup fifth-round tie away at Huddersfield Town.
Feb 17, 16:32
Jose Mourinho watches on during the Premier League game between Burnley and Manchester United on January 20, 2018
Live Commentary: Huddersfield Town 0-2 Manchester United - as it happened
Relive how Romelu Lukaku fired Manchester United past Huddersfield and into the FA Cup quarter-finals, courtesy of Sports Mole's minute-by-minute updates from Yorkshire.
Feb 17, 16:30
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey in action during his side's Premier League clash with Brighton & Hove Albion at the Emirates Stadium on October 1, 2017
Premier League: Expiring contracts in 2018-19
Find out which players from the Premier League are into the final 18 months of their contracts.
Feb 16, 15:35
Juan Mata in action during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Southampton on December 30, 2017
Juan Mata: 'We need to turn rage into desire following defeat to Newcastle'
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata tells his teammates to turn 'rage into desire' following last weekend's shock loss to Newcastle United.
Feb 13, 10:10
Paul Pogba in action during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Leicester City on August 26, 2017
Team News: Paul Pogba starts for Manchester United at Newcastle United
Paul Pogba returns to Manchester United's starting XI for Sunday's Premier League clash at Newcastle United.
Feb 11, 13:19
Manchester United's Marcus Rashford shoots during the Champions League match against CSKA Moscow on December 5, 2017
Gordon Strachan: 'Versatility could cost Marcus Rashford'
Gordon Strachan claims Marcus Rashford's ability to play in a number of different positions could harm his Manchester United career.
Feb 9, 19:51
Alexis Sanchez of Manchester United prepares to take a corner during the Premier League match against Huddersfield Town on February 3, 2018
Preview: Newcastle United vs. Manchester United - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides the team news, lineups and a full preview of Sunday's Premier League clash between Newcastle United and Manchester United.
Feb 9, 15:10
Juan Mata in action during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Southampton on December 30, 2017
Juan Mata dedicates win over Huddersfield Town to Munich air crash victims
Juan Mata says that the win over Huddersfield was "special" as it gave Manchester United's players a chance to pay their respect to those lost in the Munich air crash.
Feb 4, 18:36
Alexis Sanchez scores a penalty past Jonas Lossl in the Premier League game between Manchester United and Huddersfield Town on February 3, 2018
Result: Alexis Sanchez scores first Manchester United goal in win over Huddersfield Town
Alexis Sanchez scores on his Manchester United home debut to help the Red Devils to a 2-0 victory over Huddersfield Town.
Feb 3, 16:56
Jose Mourinho watches on during the Premier League game between Burnley and Manchester United on January 20, 2018
Team News: Four changes for Manchester United against Huddersfield Town
Jose Mourinho makes four changes to his Manchester United side for the visit of Huddersfield Town.
Feb 3, 14:02
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi celebrates scoring during his side's Champions League group game against Juventus at the Camp Nou on September 12, 2017
Live Commentary: Barcelona 1-0 Valencia - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's coverage as Luis Suarez hands Barcelona a slender 1-0 advantage over Valencia in their Copa del Rey semi-final clash.
Feb 1, 19:30
Jose Mourinho watches on during the Premier League game between Burnley and Manchester United on January 20, 2018
Preview: Manchester United vs. Huddersfield Town - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides the team news, predicted lineups and a full preview of Manchester United's Premier League clash with Huddersfield Town.
Feb 1, 12:57
Jose Mourinho watches on during the Premier League game between Burnley and Manchester United on January 20, 2018
Team News: Alexis Sanchez starts as Manchester United face Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley
Alexis Sanchez makes his first Premier League start for Manchester United in Wednesday night's trip to Tottenham Hotspur.
Jan 31, 19:05
Juan Mata in action during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Southampton on December 30, 2017
Manchester United trigger Juan Mata contract extension clause
Manchester United confirm that they have triggered a clause to extend Juan Mata's contract by one year until the end of the 2018-19 season.
Jan 30, 23:02
Jose Mourinho applauds during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Newcastle United on November 18, 2017
Result: Alexis Sanchez provides assist as Manchester United reach FA Cup fifth round
Manchester United progress through to the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 4-0 win over League Two club Yeovil Town in Friday's clash at Huish Park.
Jan 26, 21:51
Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring his side's third during the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Arsenal on December 28, 2017
Team News: Alexis Sanchez starts for Manchester United at Huish Park
Alexis Sanchez will make his Manchester United debut in tonight's FA Cup fourth-round tie at Yeovil Town, while Michael Carrick is also named in the starting lineup.
Jan 26, 18:53
Juan Mata in action during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Southampton on December 30, 2017
Juan Mata keen to remain at Manchester United amid Valencia talk?
Juan Mata intends to reject any approach from former club Valencia for his signature, as he instead wants to remain at Manchester United beyond the end of this season.
Jan 22, 13:32
Juan Mata in action during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Southampton on December 30, 2017
Valencia to take Juan Mata in free transfer from Manchester United?
Valencia are allegedly prepared to bring Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata back to the club on a free transfer in the summer window.
Jan 21, 10:01
Close-up image of Jose Mourinho looking irate [NOT SUITABLE FOR ARTICLES]
Preview: Burnley vs. Manchester United – prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides the team news, lineups and a full preview of Saturday's Premier League clash between Burnley and Manchester United at Turf Moor.
Jan 18, 15:50
Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring the third during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Stoke City on January 15, 2018
Result: Manchester United brush aside Stoke City at Old Trafford
Manchester United beat Stoke City 3-0 at Old Trafford through goals from Antonio Valencia, Anthony Martial and Romelu Lukaku.
Jan 15, 21:51
Juan Mata and Andre Wisdom in action during the FA Cup game between Manchester United and Derby County on January 5, 2018
Result: Manchester United overcome Derby County in FA Cup
Manchester United book their spot in the fourth round of the FA Cup courtesy of a 2-0 win over Derby County at Old Trafford.
Jan 5, 21:50
Juan Mata celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Arsenal on November 19, 2016
Inter Milan to move for Juan Mata?
Inter Milan reportedly line up a potential move for Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata in the event that he is not offered a contract extension by the club.
Jan 4, 09:29
Jesse Lingard celebrates pulling one back during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Burnley on December 26, 2017
Result: Manchester United return to winning ways
Manchester United end a run of three successive draws to get 2018 off to a winning start with a 2-0 victory over Everton at Goodison Park.
Jan 1, 19:24
Romelu Lukaku pictured after missing a header during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Southampton on December 30, 2017
Result: Manchester United held for third game in a row as Southampton earn point
Manchester United fail to break down Southampton as they are held to a goalless draw at Old Trafford in Saturday evening's Premier League clash.
Dec 30, 19:27
Romelu Lukaku is stretchered off during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Southampton on December 30, 2017
Romelu Lukaku stretchered off in Manchester United, Southampton clash
Romelu Lukaku is stretchered off the pitch after a clash of heads with Wesley Hoedt in Manchester United's Premier League meeting with Southampton at Old Trafford.
Dec 30, 17:51
Jesse Lingard celebrates pulling one back during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Burnley on December 26, 2017
Result: Jesse Lingard rescues Manchester United home point against Burnley
Manchester United recover from a two-goal deficit to draw 2-2 against Burnley at Old Trafford, courtesy of substitute Jesse Lingard's second-half brace.
Dec 26, 16:56
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata is congratulated by manager Jose Mourinho during his side's Premier League clash with Arsenal at Old Trafford on November 19, 2016
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata: "It feels like a defeat"
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata bemoans his side's inability to get the job done against Leicester City, admitting that the 2-2 draw "feels like a defeat".
Dec 23, 22:36
Close-up image of Jose Mourinho looking irate [NOT SUITABLE FOR ARTICLES]
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho: "This was an easy match to win"
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is heavily critical of his players following Saturday's 2-2 draw with Leicester City, describing them as "childish" in both boxes.
Dec 23, 22:16
Paul Pogba and Riyad Mahrez during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Manchester United on December 23, 2017
Result: Last-ditch Leicester City equaliser frustates Manchester United
Harry Maguire scores a 94th-minute equaliser for Leicester City in a 2-2 draw with Manchester United at the King Power Stadium, where Daniel Amartey saw red for the Foxes.
Dec 23, 21:45
Paul Pogba and Riyad Mahrez during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Manchester United on December 23, 2017
Live Commentary: Leicester City 2-2 Manchester United - as it happened
Relive Manchester United's 2-2 draw with Leicester City and Harry Maguire's last-ditch equaliser with Sports Mole's minute-by-minute updates from the King Power Stadium.
Dec 23, 18:45
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata is congratulated by manager Jose Mourinho during his side's Premier League clash with Arsenal at Old Trafford on November 19, 2016
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata: EFL Cup exit "not a tragedy"
Juan Mata insists that losing to Bristol City in the EFL Cup is something that Manchester United must "accept" before quickly moving on.
Dec 21, 19:50

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