It took a while, but Manchester United's record signing finally scored his first goal for his new club against Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon.
The Spaniard had blown hot and cold since his £37.1million move from Chelsea back in January, but that has predominantly been due to the positions he has played on the pitch.
When playing in behind Wayne Rooney in his preferred number 10 role, Mata has shone, and with more of a free-reign to influence the play against Villa, Mata again impressed.
His strike helped United make headlines that shouted over the controversial plane protest that took place just a minute into the match.
And both David Moyes and Mata will now be hoping there are a lot more goals where that came from.