Well, Manchester United finally have their first win of 2020, with the Red Devils thumping Norwich City 4-0 at Old Trafford.
In truth, as soon as the first goal went in, it became a routine afternoon for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men. The Canaries sat back and practically gave up hope – though to their credit, United still had to stick the ball into the back of the net.
As always, the Red Devils’ issues come when it comes to breaking down teams who sit back. They needed a creative spark; enter Juan Mata.
The superstar Spaniard has had to be patient for his opportunities that have certainly come few and far between, today, he took that chance with both hands.
Two assists on the day, including a sumptuous ball into Marcus Rashford for the opener, pretty much summed up his performance. Mata was the creative hub that carved out those openings for his teammates and it really was excellent to see him back at his best.
It goes to show that, when utilised correctly, Mata still has plenty to offer this club. Now it’s down to the Baby Faced Assassin to put real trust in the Spaniard – and give him more minutes going forward.
For now, though, we’ve compiled the best fan reaction in regards to Mata’s display, as United fans expressed their delight at the 31-year-old’s brilliant outing today.