What Juan Mata Said About The Impact Of Bruno Fernandes And Odion Ighalo

Manchester United's Juan Mata applauds fans after the match.

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Speaking highly of his club’s recent roster additions, Juan Mata has revealed how much he prefers to play with Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo.

Juan Mata might not be the player he once was, however, the 31-year-old makes sure to engage in a classy contribution once in a while for his side, which hints the supporters of his capabilities.

And now the experienced midfielder has spoken about the impact of United’s fresh arrivals, further proclaiming how contented he is because of it.

In an interview with MUTV following his side’s recent 5-0 triumph, the Spaniard has disclosed that he is delighted with the two signings the Red Devils made in the winter transfer window this year, subsequently making his time on the pitch playing alongside them satisfactory.

The former Chelsea star stated: “It’s great to have Bruno in the team, and also Odion who is scoring in almost every single game that he plays.

“They’re great guys, and we’re very happy now with them in the team. I think we understand football in the same way. We like to play the same way, passing and moving and giving lines.

“We like playing with each other and looking for our forwards in behind like we did with Dan today and with Odion who scored a fantastic goal also.”


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Ighalo has registered four goals up his name for the English side in three starts against Brugge, Derby County and LASK. Although the Nigerian arrived at the Theatre of Dreams in January on a loan deal, the striker’s efficacy might lead Solskjaer to consider the option to buy him at the end of the season.

Likewise, Fernandes has also operated notably well for the Mancunians, earning him the title of United talisman early on in his English career. The creative playmaker has offered considerably in his side’s current unbeaten run of 11 games.

Nevertheless, the Red Devils’ recent 5-0 Europa League win is truly a great achievement for the three names mentioned above, with all of them hugely involved in the scoreline. The Portuguese midfielder registered an assist whereas Mata and Ighalo managed to get their name on the scoresheet for Man Utd.