Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mata Is the Special Juan for Mourinho This Season

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mata Is the Special Juan for Mourinho This Season

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CANDIDATES for a stand-out United player of the season so far are extremely thin on the ground.

At the start of the campaign you could have anticipated eulogising about Zlatan Ibrahimovic at this stage of the campaign following his blistering start.

But the Swedish striker went off the boil for too long.

Maybe Paul Pogba after his world-record move from Juventus? But the French midfielder hasn't pulled up any trees.

Marcus Rashford? I'd have backed him to move on from his stunning impact last season. However, he's on a seven-match goal drought so he doesn't come to mind just now.

One player not expected to be in the running is Juan Mata.

The Spaniard had history with new boss Jose Mourinho - sold by the United manager to the Reds when he was boss at Chelsea despite being the Stamford Bridge Player of the Year twice running. …

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