The Spaniard was the star of the show as United ran out 2-1 winners against their arch rivals yesterday, with his second goal superb as he volleyed in from a difficult angle after a pass from Angel Di Maria.
“Many of you are asking me about the second goal and the truth is I don’t know very well how to explain it. It’s something you just don’t think,” wrote the Spaniard.
“It’s more a resource you use when you understand it’s better to shoot the ball as it comes rather than trying to control it and keep the play. Angel’s pass invited to do so.”
The Spaniard has been in and out of the team for most of the season and it’s important for the side that he’s finding his best from.
United have momentum and while the international break disrupts the domestic fixture list, Mata will be a vital player over the rest of the season.
He’s found a way to be effective in the current side and he’s posing a goal threat which is one of the main reasons Louis van Gaal will be looking to keep him in the team.
If he can keep adding goals to his game alongside the club’s other attacking players, it should serve to only increase the strength and variety of the team’s goalscoring options and that in turn should improve the side’s chances of securing a place in the Premier League’s top four.