Juan Mata

Born: April 28, 1988 (age 29)

Height: 5'6.5" (170cm)

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.
Career History
Senior2007-2011Valencia
2011-2014Chelsea
2014-Manchester United
International2009-Spain
Sports Mole has 1,961 articles about Juan Mata. Articles 1 to 40:
Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring with Antonio Valencia during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Newcastle United on November 18, 2017
Juan Mata: 'Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Romelu Lukaku partnership would be deadly'
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata has embraced the thought of a strike partnership between Romelu Lukaku and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Nov 19, 10:53
Paul Pogba and Isaac Hayden in action during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Newcastle United on November 18, 2017
Result: Paul Pogba stars on Manchester United return to knock off Newcastle United
Paul Pogba marks his return from a two-month layoff with a goal and an assist as Manchester United come from behind to beat Newcastle United 4-1 at Old Trafford.
Nov 18, 19:25
Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic in action during the EFL Cup final against Southampton at Wembley on February 26, 2017
Team News: Paul Pogba starts, Zlatan Ibrahimovic on bench
Paul Pogba starts and Zlatan Ibrahimovic is on the Manchester United bench against Newcastle United.
Nov 18, 16:32
Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez reacts during his side's Premier League clash with Liverpool at St James' Park on October 1, 2017
Rafael Benitez: 'Focus on Manchester United not Jose Mourinho'
Rafael Benitez says that he is "more concerned" about stopping the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford than focusing on previous hostilities with Jose Mourinho.
Nov 17, 16:46
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata wheels away in celebration after opening the scoring during the Premier League clash with Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on September 30, 2017
Juan Mata looking forward to Rafael Benitez reunion
Manchester United attacker Juan Mata reveals that he is looking forward to seeing Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez on Saturday afternoon.
Nov 13, 14:30
Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini celebrates after doubling his side's lead during the Premier League match with Crystal Palace on September 30, 2017
Valencia 'on the trail of Marouane Fellaini'
High-flying Valencia want to sign Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini, according to a report.
Nov 13, 13:36
Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera in action during his side's FA Cup fifth round clash with Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on February 19, 2017
Manchester United to extend contracts of four players?
Manchester United reportedly decide to trigger 12-month options in the contracts of four members of their first-team squad.
Nov 11, 10:32
Arsenal attacker Alexis Sanchez in action during his side's Premier League clash with Brighton & Hove Albion at the Emirates Stadium on October 1, 2017
Real Madrid 'planning January raid of Premier League'
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez reportedly identifies five Premier League players as possible January targets, including Alexis Sanchez and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Nov 7, 16:46
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata in action during the Premier League clash with Arsenal at Old Trafford on November 19, 2016
Juan Mata urges Manchester United to bounce straight back following Chelsea loss
Manchester United playmaker Juan Mata urges his teammates to bounce straight back following the club's Premier League defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Nov 6, 21:57
Romelu Lukaku looks unimpressed while playing for Manchester United in August 2017
Juan Mata: 'Romelu Lukaku can be Manchester United's Didier Drogba'
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata describes Romelu Lukaku as a "sensational striker" who can potentially become a legend at Old Trafford.
Nov 5, 10:53
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
Juan Mata: 'Revenge not on Manchester United's mind'
Juan Mata insists that "revenge" will not be on Manchester United's mind when they travel to Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.
Nov 1, 17:04
Mike Jones stands between Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte during the FA Cup quarter-final between Chelsea and Manchester United on March 13, 2017
Why Manchester United won't "park the bus" at Chelsea
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has a reputation for "parking the bus" when away at Premier League rivals, but the Portuguese cannot afford to do that at Chelsea.
Nov 1, 09:55
Scott McTominay in action during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Manchester United on May 7, 2017
Team News: Scott McTominay makes first Champions League start for Manchester United
Scott McTominay will make his first Champions League start as Manchester United prepare to host Benfica on Tuesday night.
Oct 31, 18:58
Jose Mourinho and Mauricio Pochettino embrace prior to the game between Spurs and Chelsea on November 29, 2015
Team News: Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur make three changes apiece
Jose Mourinho makes three changes to his Manchester United side for the Premier League visit of Tottenham Hotspur, while the visitors also bring in three new faces.
Oct 28, 11:34
Dortmund's Japanese forward Shinji Kagawa during the German cup ' DFB Pokal ' final football match Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich  on May 12, 2012
Shinji Kagawa signs up to Juan Mata's Common Goal initiative
Borussia Dortmund midfielder Shinji Kagawa joins the likes of Mats Hummels and Giorgio Chiellini in signing up to Juan Mata's Common Goal initiative.
Oct 27, 22:02
Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring the second during the Premier League game between Manchester United and West Ham United on August 13, 2017
Combined XI: Manchester United vs. Tottenham Hotspur
Ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford, Sports Mole selects a combined XI from players of both squads.
Oct 27, 17:02
Saul Niguez celebrates scoring during the La Liga game between Atletico Madrid and Real Sociedad on March 1, 2016
Manchester United to offer Ander Herrera, Juan Mata for Saul Niguez?
Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez is reportedly wanted by Manchester United, who are willing to include Ander Herrera and Juan Mata as part of a swap deal.
Oct 26, 19:29
Jose Mourinho shouts during the Premier League game between Huddersfield Town and Manchester United on October 21, 2017
Stuart Pearce: 'Jose Mourinho will get reaction he wants from players'
Stuart Pearce claims that Jose Mourinho is being tactical by criticising his players publicly.
Oct 23, 22:34
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata wheels away in celebration after opening the scoring during the Premier League clash with Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on September 30, 2017
Juan Mata urges Manchester United to "stick together"
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata urges fans to keep things in perspective following their shock first defeat of the season at the hands of Huddersfield Town.
Oct 23, 13:06
Jose Mourinho shouts during the Premier League game between Huddersfield Town and Manchester United on October 21, 2017
Jose Mourinho slams Manchester United attitude
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho launches a scathing attack on his side's attitude following their shock 2-1 defeat at the hands of Huddersfield Town.
Oct 21, 20:48
Aaron Mooy celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Huddersfield Town and Manchester United on October 21, 2017
Result: Huddersfield Town stun Manchester United at John Smith's Stadium for famous win
Huddersfield Town beat Manchester United 2-1 at the John Smith's Stadium to end the Red Devils' unbeaten start to the season.
Oct 21, 16:53
Marcus Rashford celebrates scoring during the EFL Cup game between Manchester United and Burton Albion on September 20, 2017
Team News: Marcus Rashford on Manchester United bench
Marcus Rashford starts on the bench as Manchester United travel to Huddersfield Town.
Oct 21, 14:05
Charlie Daniels of AFC Bournemouth during the Barclays Premier League match between Bournemouth and Aston Villa at the Vitality Stadium on August 8, 2015
Charlie Daniels, Alfie Mawson sign up to Common Goal campaign
Bournemouth full-back Charlie Daniels and Swansea City centre-back Alfie Mawson are the first English players to sign up to Juan Mata's Common Goal campaign.
Oct 20, 19:56
United go a goal up during the Champions League group game between Benfica and Manchester United on October 18, 2017
Result: Manchester United move onto nine points in Group A
Manchester United extend their lead at the top of Group A courtesy of a 1-0 win at Benfica in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
Oct 18, 21:40
Marcus Rashford celebrates scoring during the EFL Cup game between Manchester United and Burton Albion on September 20, 2017
Team News: Marcus Rashford, Juan Mata start for Manchester United
Marcus Rashford and Juan Mata start for Manchester United in their trip to Benfica.
Oct 18, 18:36
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata in action during the Premier League clash with Arsenal at Old Trafford on November 19, 2016
Juan Mata vows not to underestimate Benfica despite "good memories"
Juan Mata says that he will not be complacent when Manchester United take on Benfica in Portugal on Wednesday in the Champions League.
Oct 16, 20:25
Roberto Firmino in action during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Everton on April 1, 2017
Team News: Roberto Firmino returns for Liverpool ahead of Manchester United clash
Roberto Firmino returns to Liverpool's starting XI ahead of Saturday's Premier League meeting with Manchester United at Anfield.
Oct 14, 11:37
Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Everton on September 17, 2017
Combined XI: Liverpool vs. Manchester United
Ahead of Saturday's Premier League showdown between Liverpool and Manchester United, Sports Mole assembles a combined XI from the two teams.
Oct 13, 09:39
Juan Mata of Manchester United in action during their Premier League clash with Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on November 6, 2016
Report: Juan Mata turns down prospective Chinese Super League move
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata is reported to have rejected a prospective big-money move to the Chinese Super League at the end of the season.
Oct 11, 21:34
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata in action during the Premier League clash with Arsenal at Old Trafford on November 19, 2016
Juan Mata: 'Liverpool game one of the biggest of the season'
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata says that his side's clash with Liverpool is one of the biggest games of the season.
Oct 11, 18:12
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata wheels away in celebration after opening the scoring during the Premier League clash with Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on September 30, 2017
Juan Mata: 'Attacking midfield my best position'
Juan Mata admits that he prefers playing in an attacking midfield position, having been used on the right in all seven league outings this term.
Oct 11, 15:29
Juan Mata of Manchester United in action during their Premier League clash with Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on November 6, 2016
Manchester United's Juan Mata: 'Liverpool clash one of our biggest games'
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata acknowledges that Saturday's match with Liverpool is one of the club's biggest of the season.
Oct 9, 15:00
Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring the third during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Everton on September 17, 2017
Juan Mata admits he never expected Romelu Lukaku to get off mark so quickly
Juan Mata admits that he never predicted that his Manchester United teammate Romelu Lukaku would have got off to such a strong start in front of goal.
Oct 2, 21:38
Jose Mourinho waves after the Premier League game between Manchester United and Crystal Palace on May 21, 2017
Jose Mourinho pleased with win over Crystal Palace
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says that his team "were in good control" during Saturday's 4-0 win over Crystal Palace in the Premier League.
Sep 30, 22:28
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata wheels away in celebration after opening the scoring during the Premier League clash with Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on September 30, 2017
Result: Manchester United beat Crystal Palace to go clear at summit
Manchester United move three points clear at the top of the Premier League courtesy of a 4-0 win over Crystal Palace at Old Trafford.
Sep 30, 16:52
Manchester United's Chris Smalling in action against Southampton on May 17, 2017
Team News: Chris Smalling in for Eric Bailly
Chris Smalling comes back into the fold as Manchester United welcome Crystal Palace.
Sep 30, 14:04
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata wheels away in celebration after opening the scoring during the Premier League clash with Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on September 30, 2017
Live Commentary: Manchester United 4-0 Crystal Palace - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the Premier League clash between Manchester United and Crystal Palace from Old Trafford, which ended 4-0.
Sep 30, 13:58
Giorgio Chiellini of Juventus during the Champions League final against Real Madrid on June 3, 2017
Giorgio Chiellini becomes latest player to join Juan Mata's Common Goal charity
Juventus and Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini decides to pledge 1% of his salary to Juan Mata's Common Goal charity.
Sep 29, 20:31
Jose Mourinho waves after the Premier League game between Manchester United and Crystal Palace on May 21, 2017
Preview: Manchester United vs. Crystal Palace
Sports Mole previews the Premier League showdown at Old Trafford between Manchester United and Crystal Palace.
Sep 29, 09:00
Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Everton on September 17, 2017
Result: Romelu Lukaku nets brace in strong Manchester United win
Manchester United make it two wins from two Group A matches after recording a 4-1 victory over CSKA Moscow in Wednesday night's Champions League clash.
Sep 27, 21:35



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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City1211104073334
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd128222762126
3Chelsea1281323101325
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs127232091123
5Liverpool126422417722
6Arsenal127142216622
7Burnley12642129322
8Watford125341921-218
9Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton114341111015
10Huddersfield TownHuddersfield12435817-915
11Newcastle UnitedNewcastle124261114-314
12Leicester CityLeicester123451618-213
13Bournemouth124171114-313
14Southampton12345914-513
15Stoke CityStoke113351322-912
16Everton123361224-1212
17West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom12246918-910
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham122371125-149
19Swansea CitySwansea12228715-88
20Crystal Palace12129624-185