Man Utd fans all have the same verdict on Juan Mata after starting vs Brentford

Manchester United fans have all given the same verdict on Juan Mata after he started Monday night's win over Brentford.

The Spanish midfielder is set to leave United when his contract expires at the end of the season after over eight years at Old Trafford and he was handed his first league start of the season against the Bees. Mata starred for the Red Devils as they brushed Brentford aside 3-0 in their final home match of the campaign.

Following Mata's display, United fans were quick to take to social media to question why he has not featured more during a disappointing season for the club.

One fan tweeted: “Do not start Rashford over Juan Mata again.” Whilst another added: “Why has Juan Mata not played more? He’s a lovely footballer.”

A third United supporter wrote: “All these years of searching for the solution and it’s been our Juan Mata the whole time.” Another praised the 34-year-old as they added: “Juan Mata rolling back the years.”

One more United fan rued the Spaniard's lack of opportunities as they tweeted: “Juan Mata has been the most misused player we have had in years, man.”

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Mata arrived at United in January 2014 from Chelsea for £40million and has gone on to make over 250 appearances for the club, scoring 51 goals and adding 47 assists.

During his time with the club he has won the FA Cup, Europa League and League Cup, but has faded into a bit part role in recent seasons.

This season, Mata has made just 10 appearances across all competitions, with just three of those coming from the start. Despite only making his first league start on Monday, Mata has been involved in five of the last six in the league. That comes after not playing a minute in the league until the matchday 32 defeat away to Everton on April 9.

Although Mata has not yet signed a new deal with United, there remains talk he could remain at the club beyond the end of the season, with the club said to have been considering a player-coach role for the former Spain international.

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