Chelsea fans had a nostalgic moment on social media, after a fan put together Juan Mata’s best moments in the Blue shirt from the 2012/13 season in a video.
The United player made the Blues fans want him back in London, given his superb time at the club.
The 2012/13 season in particular saw Mata being a prime force for Chelsea, where he ripped apart defences with his sublime skills and vision for the right passes.
Since joining United, Mata hasn’t quite found the form he enjoyed at Stamford Bridge operating as a pure No. 10.
The Spaniard was named the Blues’ player of the season for the second year in a row, as he won a bagful of titles during his two and a half seasons at the club.
He won the Champions League in 2011-12, followed by the Europa League the following year, where he also scored 20 times in 64 matches.
Fans recalled the good times they had when Mata played so vibrantly, until Jose Mourinho came in and preferred Brazilian playmaker Oscar in his place.
The Spaniard was eventually sold to United in January 2014, when former manager David Moyes was in charge. This, in turn, never went well with a major section of Chelsea fans, who all loved Juan and cherished his contribution towards the club’s success.
Juan Mata – (12/13) pic.twitter.com/GE9wkoahhU
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One fan, who decided to put together a highlight reel of that season, got supporters fuming once again about Mourinho.
Fans showed their love for Mata and unhappiness over Mourinho in reply section of that video. Some even suggested that the player should be brought back to London.