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19/04/2014 09:00, Report by Adam Marshall

Mata form pleases Moyes

David Moyes is keen to point out how he feels Juan Mata's positive contribution in recent weeks has been largely overlooked in the media.

The popular record club signing has looked the part in his favoured central role and pulled the strings in the last Barclays Premier League outing when scoring twice in the 4-0 win at Newcastle United.

Ahead of the clash at Everton on Easter Sunday, the United boss explained how Mata is likely to play a key role in the run-in after missing the Champions League games with Bayern Munich because he was ineligible. 

"One thing I will say is it’s been missed how well Mata has done," said Moyes. "I think it’s gone a little bit amiss but Mata has been terrific in his play. He’s started to assist goals and score goals and has struck up an understanding with Wayne [Rooney] and with who [else] he’s played with. 

"Juan has been a little bit overlooked. I could nearly say you don’t want to talk about anything so positive, but he’s been really good."

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