Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed Juan Mata’s expertise is proving to be an important ingredient for his younger Manchester United squad.
Mata created one and scored one as United received 3-Zero at Brighton to ebook a spot within the Carabao Cup quarter-finals and it was one other good night time for the Spaniard, he was additionally man of the match at Luton within the earlier spherical.
The 32-year-old is likely one of the older heads in a younger United squad and he is received worldwide titles with Spain in addition to Premier League titles, making him a beneficial asset to Solskjaer.
Mata was on the coronary heart of all of United’s good attacking moments on the Amex Stadium and his supervisor was additionally happy along with his defensive contribution.
“He’s bought composure, expertise for a younger crew, we all know we’re a younger crew, we’ve got totally different qualities for various gamers, he created virtually each second on this recreation that was the very best high quality in an attacking sense,” mentioned Solskjaer.
“And defensively, he tracked Dan Burn and noticed off a cross to the again put up in opposition to a 6ft 7ins centre again. He’s a really beneficial member of the squad. He’s a high skilled.
“He has had a implausible profession, he’s received no matter there may be to win, he’s an instance to everybody to take a look at, the right way to conduct your self.”
United need to trim their squad within the closing days of the switch window, however Solskjaer has revealed Mata might be going nowhere earlier than Monday’s deadline.
“I’ve not learn these experiences [about Mata leaving], I’ve not had any discussions aside from how he’s going to play extra, how he’ll get into the crew and the way beneficial he’s,” mentioned Solskjaer.
“He is an unbelievable high skilled, you possibly can see tonight the top quality he brings, the composure in his play, he does the easy issues rather well and has the standard to do tough issues.”
Mata’s efficiency helped United into the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup and Solskjaer revealed the damage of three semi-final defeats final season was driving his facet on this time period.
“Completely. We’re already now within the quarter-finals, relying on the scenario in December we need to undergo to the semi-finals, the semi-final defeats damage [from last season],” he mentioned.