Manchester United spent £37 million to buy Juan Mata from Chelsea for several reasons; his touch, his creativity in the opponent’s final third and his ability to control games in midfield.
However, based on this footage of the Spaniard completing the Bwin corner kick challenge, United may well have spotted some potential in his ability to strike dead balls from a corner.
He smashes the points record in this challenge by finding the smallest target twice, pushing Michael Carrick down into second place as his teammate David De Gea (85 points, very poor) watches on.
Mata will be searching and hunting for a Premier League goal, his first of the season to be precise and who knows? Maybe he could stick one in direct from a corner on the right hand side.
image: © Ben Sutherland