Three reasons Juan Mata could be Man United’s vital man v Bournemouth

Manchester United have played four matches since their last Premier League fixture and have made great strides in making Jose Mourinho’s first season at the club a successful one.

Successfully navigating their way through the FA Cup and UEFA Europa League, they also lifted the EFL Cup in a massive triumph over Southampton at Wembley last week.

Now they return to their bread and butter, looking to make headway in their quest for UEFA Champions League qualification in the top four.

They welcome Bournemouth to Old Trafford in the early kick-off on Saturday and a win would move them temporarily ahead of the rest of the weekend fixtures, putting pressure on both Liverpool and Arsenal to pick up all three points in their match-up.

One man in excellent form this season for the Red Devils is Juan Mata. The Spaniard is having one of his best seasons so far and has been a key part of the long unbeaten streaks under Mourinho.

Here are THREE reasons why Mata could again be the vital man vs Bournemouth…