Juan Mata was sold by Jose Mourinho at Chelsea in 2014, but the pair seem to be in sync at Manchester United.
Questions were raised over Mata’s future at Old Trafford when Mourinho was appointed as Louis van Gaal’s successor last summer due to the pair’s past.
The Spain international has only started 11 of the 15 Premier League games that he has featured in this season, but his passing statistics are impressive.
The 28-year-old, who has scored six goals and bagged two assists in all competitions, is dominating the top flight when it comes to pass accuracy, according to Squawka.
Juan Mata has a higher pass accuracy than any other player in the Premier League this season (600+ passes).
An impressive 91%. pic.twitter.com/8hQfV0bUv9
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) January 9, 2017
The midfielder will be challenging for a starting spot in this Sunday’s showdown against arch rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils head into the clash in positive form having won their last eight games in all competitions, and after a troubled start, the team are becoming a strong force.
United are five points behind Liverpool in the table, with Mourinho’s men sixth and the Merseyside outfit second after 20 games.