minutes-per-goal-assist rate, and since arriving in England only Wayne Rooney and David Silva have set up more goals.
We have history, don't we? Mata has scored in three different games against United, including in the 3-3 draw in February 2012, when only a spectacular save by fellow countryman David De Gea denied him a free-kick winner. In October 2012, he netted a set-piece in a 3-2 defeat and hit the only goal of the game at Old Trafford last May, thanks to a deflection off Phil Jones. Before his move to England, he played twice for Valencia against the Reds in the Champions League in 2010, coming on as a substitute in the 1-1 draw at Old Trafford after starting the 1-0 loss at the Mestalla.