Juan Mata is a man transformed under Louis van Gaal

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Manchester United are serious title challengers this season. Louis van Gaal’s red army is good enough to bring silverware back to the theatre of dreams.

There is so much talent in the United camp and one of the most hard working in the side at the moment is indeed Juan Mata.

Mata arrived from Chelsea with a lot of criticism from his former boss Jose Mourinho. As per, the Portuguese manager Mata was slow and produced less work rate as per his likings. Towards the end of last season, Mata cemented his place into Van Gaal’s philosophy.


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Mata answered every critic wrong and showed how versatile he is as a player.

Under Van Gaal, Mata has enhanced his skills of being a true team player. He accepts every demand of his manager and is always ready to contribute to his team’s success. Playing out wide as a right attacking midfielder, Mata is trusted with a lot of responsibilities.

Tracking back wasn’t Mata’s cup of tea in his time at Chelsea. Under Van Gaal and his famous philosophy, Mata has learned the art of tracking back and disturbing the opposition attacks.

The ability to score goals is also a key aspect of Mata’s game. He contributes well enough with his shooting skills. However, Juan Mata is best known for his creativity and vision. The 27-year-old has a vast imagination. The Spaniard is good with his passes and creates a lot of opportunities for his teammates.

For Manchester United, it’s important that Mata continues in top gear as he is crucial for the reds in an attempt to challenge for the title.

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