Juan Mata Signing

Juan Mata

Ju­an Manuel Ma­ta Gar­cía, born Bur­gos, Spain, April 28, 1988. Man­chester Uni­ted boss Da­vid Moyes sig­ned Span­ish in­ter­na­tion­al Ju­an Ma­ta from Pre­mier Lea­gue rivals Chel­sea for a fee of £37 mil­lion on the 24th of Jan­uary 2014. Whi­le at Stam­ford Bridge, Ma­ta had notched up 82 Pre­miership ap­pear­ances for The Blues, con­trib­ut­ing 18 goals in the process.

Ju­an Ma­ta, who was rated by many as one of the finest play­makers in the ga­me, had be­en bro­ught to Ro­man Abramovich´s Chel­sea from Span­ish Primera Di­vi­sion si­de Va­lencia for a trans­fer fee of £23.5 mil­lion at the be­gin­ning of the 2011-12 cam­paign and the of­fens­ive ori­ented mid­field or­ches­trat­or had won bo­th the FA Cup and the Cham­pi­ons Lea­gue as well as the Eu­ropa Lea­gue dur­ing his stay wi­th the West Lon­doners. The Span­iard was giv­en his de­but for Man­chester Uni­ted by Da­vid Moyes in a 2-0 Pre­mier Lea­gue win over Car­diff City at Old Traf­ford on the 28th of Jan­uary 2014 and would go on to net 6 goals in 15 ga­mes dur­ing his fir­st sea­son at the club. Ju­an Ma­ta: “Man­chester Uni­ted is a mas­sive club and I feel very proud to be here. I am thrilled to be join­ing. This is the per­fect place for me. Chel­sea is a top club and I have many friends there, but you can­not turn down the chan­ce to join Man­chester Uni­ted.” Ju­an Ma­ta Play­ing Ca­reer: Re­al Mad­rid Castilla, Va­lencia, Chel­sea, Man­chester Uni­ted. Play­ing Hon­ours: Span­ish Copa del Rey 2008, Eng­lish FA Cup 2012, 2016, Eng­lish Foot­ball Lea­gue Cup 2017, Eng­lish FA Com­munity Shield 2016, UEFA Cham­pi­ons Lea­gue 2012, UEFA Eu­ropa Lea­gue 2013, UEFA Eu­ropa Lea­gue 2017, FIFA Wor­ld Cup 2010, UEFA Euro­pean Cham­pi­on­ship 2012, UEFA Euro­pean U19 Cham­pi­on­ship 2006, UEFA Euro­pean U21 Cham­pi­on­ship 2011.

 

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For­mer man­ager Sir Matt Busby be­came Pres­id­ent of Man­chester Uni­ted in 1980, but re­signed the fol­low­ing year af­ter the club han­ded £2 mil­lion con­tracts to Remi Moses and Bry­an Robson.

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