Juan Mata posed for a special Manchester United picture after Cardiff debut pic.twitter.com/QW6315Nwje— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) January 29, 2014
Juan Mata made a solid start to his Manchester United career as the Premier League champions secured a 2-0 home win against Cardiff City.
Mata started in a midfield role just behind the returning Robin Van Persie and didn’t disappoint producing an assist for Ashley Young’s goal, United’s second, as well as attempting more passes than any other United player on the pitch.
All of the buzz and anticipation before and during the game centred largely around the Spaniard and we’ve decided to commemorate his United debut by picking out some of the best photos which marked the occasion.
Take a look.
Mata has made a solid start to life at Old Trafford. The forward has completed 88% of his passes & 2/3 crosses. pic.twitter.com/HyO7h5iUjK— Squawka Football (@Squawka) January 28, 2014
image: © Ronnie Macdonald