Date: 6th August 2015 at 9:08pm
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A series where we, as the title suggest; get to know those within the Manchester United camp.

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.