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Juan Manuel Mata Garcia | Midfielder

Team: Manchester United
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/28/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 134

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Manchester United came from behind to draw on the season's final day despite Southampton dominating the ball and the chances.
Juan Mata scored a 54th minute equalizer from a free kick to earn Manchester United a point on a day that was rather bleak otherwise. Why bleak? Southampton dominated possession, especially in the first half as well as shots (15 to 8) and shots on target (6 to 2). The loss, combined with wins by Everton and Spurs also ensured that Manchester United will miss out entirely on European football for the first time in 25 years next season. Oh, and that team in blue from the other side of Manchester celebrated a title win. Bleak indeed. May 11 - 12:10 PM

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Juan Mata, who started slowly at Manchester United, came up big with two goals and an assist as United beat Newcastle 4-0 at St. James' Park.

With Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie both missing due to injury, Juan Mata stepped into the starring role with a brace and an assist on Saturday. The Spanish maestro was joined on the score sheet by Javier Hernandez and Adnan Januzaj. The scoreline may have flattered United slightly as Newcastle weren't very good but Mata's assist on Januzaj's goal was certainly worthy as he back-heeled a pass against his momentum to give Januzaj an easy score.
Apr 5 - 12:54 PM

Juan Mata sparked an early goal from the returning Robin van Persie and Manchester United cruised to victory in the Spaniard's debut.

The hope around Old Trafford is that Juan Mata will reverse United's less than impressive first half fortunes. The Old Trafford faithful didn't have to wait long as Juan Mata started an attacking move in the 6th minute that the returning Robin van Persie scored to give United the lead and ultimately the win. With leaders Arsenal drawing at Southampton and Everton losing to Liverpool, the Red Devils crept slightly closer to the top of the table.
Source: espnfc.com
Jan 28 - 6:48 PM

Manchester United have confirmed that they've reached an agreement with Chelsea on the purchase of Juan Mata for a club-record fee.

The club also announced that the deal is subject to a medical and the agreement of personal terms between Mata and the club. The transfer increases the Spaniard's fantasy value as he will now get a substantial increase in playing time. Mata will be the center of the United attack and he has shown over the past few season that he can be the focal point of a top club. He has the ability to assist and score at an elite level and will be hard to resist at a fantasy price of £10.74M
Jan 24 - 4:21 PM

While there has been no formal bid, it is understood that Manchester United are close to a 40 million pound move for under-used Chelsea midfielder, Juan Mata.

This would be a marquee, but still an odd, signing for United. They already have Wayne Rooney, Adnan Januzaj, and Shinji Kagawa available to play as the number 10. However, like Arsenal adding Mesut Ozil this summer, perhaps Mata helps the others realize their potential despite seeming redundant on first blush.
Source: The Guardian
Jan 21 - 11:34 PM

Jose Mourinho officially declared on Friday that Chelsea have received no bids for Juan Mata or Michael Essien and expressed no need to add anyone if Kevin De Bruyne departs.

"We have had no bids for Mata or Essien. We've had two for De Bruyne which we are analyzing. He's a fantastic player with potential. We don't need a direct replacement (if De Bruyne leaves). It's a position where we have options," the Chelsea manger stated on Friday. Mata has seen minutes in six of the Blues last eight matches, but played just 52 minutes in the team's 3-0 victory over Southampton on January 1. He has one assist in the last eight games and just two the entire season thus far.
Jan 11 - 1:02 AM

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho expressed his desire to keep Juan Mata and Michael Essien during the January transfer window, but said that the door is open if they want to leave.

"I want to keep him [Mata}. I don't want him to go. That is my opinion, my wish, but my door is open. The club's door is open too so when a player wants to speak to us we are there waiting for them. If you are asking do you want the club to sell him? I don't want to. I offer nobody - not Michael, not nobody (guaranteed playing time). I understand that players think about national team, the World Cup and playing regularly, but my players have to think of the team before the players. Michael knows that perfectly." Mata and Essien haven't been fantasy studs by any means this season, logging just 976 minutes combined through 20 games, but a move for either player would give Chelsea the opportunity to spend big elsewhere.
Source: Sky Sports
Jan 2 - 9:28 PM

Paris Saint Germain are reportedly willing to offer £40m for Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata.

Juan Mata is one of Chelsea's best players but hasn't found consistent playing time in Mourinho's system and Chelsea could be better off spending the money elsewhere rather than have a £40m player sit on the bench. PSG are ready to continue their spending spree but it will be interesting to see what Chelsea does with Mata.
Tue, Nov 19, 2013 10:42:00 AM

Juan Mata scored the second and last goal in Tuesday's Capital One Cup match to give Chelsea a 2-0 win over Arsenal.

Jose Mourinho told his players to give him a headache when selecting a lineup for the weekend and Mata did just that with a spectacular goal to seal the game. Mata had a good overall performance and certainly deserves a start Saturday. Whether he gets it and who makes way is still unclear as Mourinho has a tough decision to make. Chelsea visit Newcastle on Saturday.
Source: Mirror
Wed, Oct 30, 2013 12:32:00 AM

Juan Mata has shown steady improvement under Jose Mourinho after a slow start to the season.

Mata started the season slow and didn't play much, raising rumors about his relationship with Jose Mourinho. Mata has earned more playing time as of late and has played well in the last few matches. Look for him to continue improving and playing more. He will become a fantasy option once he secures a regular starting spot.
Wed, Oct 2, 2013 07:39:00 PM

Jose Mourinho started Juan Mata and David Luiz against Swindon in a 2-0 win in the Capital One Cup.

Mata and Luiz were left out of the starting lineup over the weekend in the Premier League as rumors surfaced about Mourinho's allegiances. Mata and Luiz played well against Swindon but that doesn't mean much as Swindon are not a very quality opponent. The starting spots for Mata and Luiz also don't meant much since managers often choose to rest their starters during the Capital One Cup. The only thing we can do is wait and see where the players are during Premier League play.
Source: Express
Tue, Sep 24, 2013 11:24:00 PM

Juan Mata is happy about staying at Chelsea after a long summer of transfer speculations and looks forward to winning more trophies with the club.

Juan Mata has enjoyed great success at Chelsea in the past two season and has been voted Chelsea's Player of the Year two years in a row. The transfer speculations were fueled by rumors about Mourinho's negative opinion of Mata, but those have been dismissed over and over again. Mata has been struggling with a minor injury and some fitness issues because of it early in the season, but he should get more and more playing time as the season progresses.
Fri, Sep 6, 2013 12:10:00 PM

Atletico Madrid are reportedly interested in acquiring Juan Mata on a season-long loan from Chelsea.

Out of all Juan Mata rumors, this has to be least likely. There is no reason for Chelsea to loan him out. He is in his prime and they don't need to send him away to develop. If he doesn't fit the system, he can be sold at a very high price(which likely can only go down). This seems highly unlikely and the transfer deadline can't come soon enough.
Sun, Aug 25, 2013 06:44:00 PM

Arsenal are targeting Chelsea attacking midfielder Juan Mata after the Blues signed Brazilian star Willian.

The Chelsea midfield is congested and there have been rumors that Juan Mata could move away from Stamford Bridge. Arsenal are apparently joining in the mix for the Spaniard and could land him soon. Mourinho has stated Mata is not for sale, so it will be interesting to see if Arsenal can change his mind. Fantasy wise, Mata would be a great fit at Arsenal and you should own him if he lands there.
Sun, Aug 25, 2013 11:18:00 AM

Chelsea have confirmed that they have reached a deal with both Willian and his club Anzhi Makhachkala.

Willian has a work permit hearing on Wednesday and should be at Chelsea shortly after. We still don't know what to make of this signing, as Chelsea's attacking midfield is overflowing with talent. It seems like Chelsea are trying to buy the world's attacking midfielders so there aren't any left for other teams. Tottenham are likely furious that Chelsea stole the Brazilian from under their nose, but I doubt there is much they can do about it.
Source: ChelseaFC
Sun, Aug 25, 2013 11:05:00 AM