Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been full of praise of Juan Mata, stressing that he is impressed by the recent form of the star player.

According to him, a lot can be known about a player when they are playing and when they are not, adding that Juan Mata has been able to prove that he is a special breed.

Insisting that everyone at Man United knows his qualities, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stated that Juan Mata is a professional who was patient when he was not playing, adding that each time he also gets the opportunity to play, you can see what he has to add to the team.

However, it was expected that Juan Mata will bid goodbye to the Red Devils but that did not happen as he stayed back and would be available for the next couple of months.

Man United are aware that they cannot keep Juan Mata for a longer time because of his age but his contribution and experience has been helpful to the team, the reason why Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been full of his praise.

Howbeit, should Man United secure the service of more talented youngsters, Juan Mata’s playing time will definitely be affected.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.