Twitter reacts as Juan Mata impresses for Manchester United
Manchester United have made it to the semifinals of the UEFA Europa League.
They, however, made hard work of it and struggled to find a way past an inspired Karl-Johan Johnsson in goal. In the end, it was the dependable Bruno Fernandes who stepped up to score the winner from the spot in extra time.
It appeared to be of those nights for United as the game finished goalless at the end of 90 minutes. However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s decision to bring on Juan Mata proved to be an inspired choice.
The Spanish veteran rolled back the years and put up a performance to remember against the Danish giants. He time and again impressed with his creativity and found way past a dogged Copenhagen defence.
Mata played a key role in Anthony Martial winning the penalty and should even have scored one himself late on.
The 32-year-old’s creativity was a key spark in United stepping up their game in extra time. With us just two games away from glory, Mata could yet have a chance to write his name into United folklore.
United will next face Wolverhampton Wanderers or Sevilla FC in the semifinals.
A number of fans were glad with Mata’s exceptional cameo. We take a look at how they reacted on Twitter.
Twitter reacts at Juan Mata’s game-changing cameo off the bench
Surprised by his impressive cameo. This is why I think Mata should stay, yes he doesn’t have a lot of pace but his technical ability on the ball is brilliant. He can be a very good squad player. We should keep him and sell likes of Peraira— Sid (@SiddharthaSah02) August 10, 2020
The calmest man on the pitch. El Mago rolling back the years in extra time tonight. Still a wonderful player .. he is our’s Spanish magnifico— Wanaoni Mike🇰🇪 (@misikomichael) August 10, 2020
Perfect example -class is permanent 🧛♂️
Juan mata and matic came on and changed the game tonight like— Joe C 🍋 (@Joe209_) August 10, 2020
Juan mata game by numbers Vs Copenhagen 32 minutes 91 passes accuracy’s 3 shorts 2 on target 2 successful take odds two big chances created one big chance, created an influential camero . MATA is a world class Attacking/Midfielder— Yakubu M. Umar (@Yakubu41) August 10, 2020
If only Juan Mata and Matic were 25ish….🔥🔥🔥— Taxes and Gin 🇰🇪 (@Ghimbaz) August 10, 2020
Juan Mata was my man of the match 🤩🇪🇸— harry (@harrymm__) August 10, 2020
Throught their careers Juan Mata is a better player then David Silva— Marco (@UtdMarco) August 10, 2020
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Crucial impact, almost got Martial in twice before the penalty. Did exactly what he was supposed too!— J.A.O 🖤 (@JuanAnderOnly) August 10, 2020
Game changer. 🔴🔴🔴— Ifrha (@ifrha3) August 10, 2020