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Juan Mata exudes class, intelligence and panache – and not just with a ball at his feet.

  • Position

    Midfielder

  • Country

    Spain

  • Date of birth

    28 Apr 1988

  • Joined

    25 Jan 2014

  • United debut

    28 Jan 2014

    v Cardiff City (H)

I try to play with the ball – possession, passes, assists – but scoring goals has also been a big part of my career

Did you see Mata's emotional gesture?

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Juan's appreciative gesture to our away support brought a lump to the throat...

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United For UNICEF

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Stop scrolling and watch this important message from players including Fernandes, Groenen, Mata and Toone...

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Messages of support for our youngsters

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First-team players and United legends alike have been wishing our Under-18s the best of luck ahead of the final.

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Mata's highlights against Brentford

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See how Juan Mata caught the eye with a creative and intelligent display against Brentford...

Ralf explains Mata role

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Juan Mata starts his first Premier League match of the season against Brentford.

Mata: The future is exciting

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The United midfielder has spoken about incoming manager Erik ten Hag.

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Mata: We fought together

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The Spaniard was pleased with the way the Reds came from a goal behind to draw against Chelsea.

Mata: It was a tough game

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Juan Mata says the Reds had to work hard for a result against his former employers...

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The Reds are en route to the hotel

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Zarah Connolly speaks to an excited family from Ireland, as Ronaldo, Mata and the Reds get onto the bus...

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Lindelof salutes birthday boy Mata

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As the Spaniard turns 34, his Swedish team-mate analyses what makes him such a special person.

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Goal of the Day: Mata v Derby County

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Happy 34th birthday to the wonderful Juan Mata, seen here bagging against Derby in 2016...

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Training highlights: Slow-mo shooting

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See some ice-cold finishing from the likes of Sancho, Mata and Hannibal in Thursday’s edit from Carrington…

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Mata answers question on future

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We recently asked Juan what he might do once his playing career ends.

Goal of the Day: Mata v Leicester City

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Juan Mata provided the finish to this fluid move as United put four past Leicester at Old Trafford in 2016...

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Wrong Answers Only: Juan Mata edition

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He's the nicest man in football, but Juan's wrong answers are still cutting...

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