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Getting to Know - Juan Mata

Getting to Know - Juan Mata
A series where we, as the title suggest; get to know those within the Manchester United camp.

Name - Juan Manuel Mata Garcia

Date of Birth - 28th April 1988

Place of Birth - Ocón de Villafranca, Burgos, Spain

Position - Midfielder


Height - 1.70m (5 ft 7 in)


Youth Career -
1998-2003 - Real Oviedo
2003-2006 - Real Madrid

Senior Career -
2006-2007 - Real Madrid B
2007-2011 - Valencia
2011-2014 - Chelsea
2014+ Manchester United

International Career -
2004 - Spain U16
2004 - Spain U17
2006-2007 - Spain U19
2007 - Spain U20
2007-2011 - Spain U21
2012 - Spain U23
2009+ Spain

Interesting Facts -

1 - Mata transferred from Chelsea to Manchester United in January 2014 for a fee of £37.1 million.

2 - Mata was included in the Spanish national team in the FIFA Confederations Cup, his debut senior tournament.

3 - Mata scored his first goal for Spain against Estonia during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

4 - Mata has previously won the Golden Player award and was also part of the Team of the Tournament in 2011.

5 - Mata is often referred to as a skilful midfielder, and is praised for his technique and his passing abilities.

Writer:Charlie Bacchus
Date:Thursday August 6 2015
Time: 9:08PM

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