Manchester United maintained their challenge for a top-four finish in the Premier League this season with a 2-1 victory over Liverpool away from home.
United headed into the game at Anfield on the back of a 3-0 triumph over Tottenham Hotspur and made it two wins out of two.
The 26-year-old Spain international midfielder opened the scoring in the 14th minute and then doubled the advantage just before the hour mark with a sensational striker.
Mata’s overall performance against Liverpool was also impressive. The former Chelsea star had a pass accuracy of 93%, put in five crosses, attempted three dribbles and won four interceptions.
Victory over Liverpool at Anfield means that United are now fourth in the Premier League table with 59 points from 30 matches, five points clear of Brendan Rodgers’s side, who remain fifth.
Following the match, United fans took to social networking site Twitter to have their say on the performance of Mata.
Below are the best reactions:
@juanmata8 great performance!!!! We all trusted in you!— Trevor Ubdegrove (@Trev71_MUFC) March 22, 2015