Manchester United followers need to see far more of Juan Mata and Donny van de Beek taking part in collectively after the pair helped flip the staff’s fortunes round in opposition to Newcastle.
United returned to Premier League motion on Saturday following the worldwide break hoping for an enormous response after struggling a devastating 6-1 defeat by the hands of Tottenham final day trip.
Issues bought off to an auspicious begin after simply two minutes, nonetheless, as Luke Shaw inadvertently directed the ball into his personal internet to offer the Magpies the lead.
United managed to get again degree earlier than too lengthy by way of Harry Maguire’s towering header however the affair remained impasse till late within the recreation.
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It wasn’t till the introduction of summer time signing Van de Beek that United seemed as if they’d get the decisive aim and it was the Dutchman’s mixture with Mata that led to Bruno Fernandes firing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s aspect forward after a superb counter assault transfer.
Additional targets in added time from Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Marcus Rashford sealed the win however it was the fantastic and clever play from Mata and Van de Beek that grabbed the headlines. Because of this, followers need to see extra of the pair on the pitch collectively going ahead, particularly alongside Fernandes.
Saturday wasn’t the primary time the duo had linked up as Van de Beek had arrange Mata to attain a superb aim within the Carabao Cup victory over Brighton in September. Following that match, the Spaniard defined why he liked taking part in with the previous Ajax man.
“He’s a really intelligent participant,” Mata advised Sky Sports activities. “I like taking part in with him as a result of he finds pocket of house and he understands soccer in a method that I like, which is taking part in one-twos, passing and shifting and the aim was like that.
“He is at all times in the best place, he flicked the ball to me and I might end with my proper foot.”