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Can Mata Solve Moyes Problem?

Raphael January 01, 2014 0 Comment
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There’s Only One Juan Mata That Will benefit Manchester United

Over the past few months United have been dying for a tad bit of creativity and flair in their squad. First of all, their wingers are evidently not performed in terms of creating chances or scoring goals. For most of the season United have failed to feature both Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie in a starting XI due to injuries plaguing either one or the other. The one who is showing some urgency and confidence in the side is 18 year old Adnan Januzaj who is bound to suffer from burnout due to his age, so playing him in every game for 90 minutes wouldn’t be ideal for the teenager. But over the past couple of days there have been heavy speculation concerning Chelsea playmaker Juan Mata who has fell down the pecking order of Jose Mourinho joining the Champions in the region of £40m which is likely to go through within the next two days.

Juan Mata is an attacking midfielder as we all know. A player who likes to roam around behind the striker. He can also be utillised on the left/right of the front 3 behind the striker. However, as we all know United have got Rooney, Shinji Kagawa and Adnan Januzaj who can all occupy that role behind the striker. Rooney is first choice in the role behind the striker due to his remarkable ability to score goals and create goals. This puts David Moyes in an awkward situation as to whether he should be utilised on the left or in the number ten role. Juan Mata has played most of his games for Valencia on the left of midfield. Mata has also shared duties with Oscar in playing in the number 10 role last season where he won his second consecutive player of the year award for the club. Maybe he can do the same with Rooney on the pitch? Mata can drift into a more central position when on the ball and link up with Rooney/Van Persie. With a lack of quality on the wings for United, and a lack of goals being scored from the wing maybe Mata’s quality can be used from the wing to create more goals.

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