Proved them wrong: Manchester United fans were way off with pre-match moans

Lots of Manchester United fans were moaning about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s decision to include Juan Mata’s in the starting eleven prior to kick-off against Chelsea on Sunday afternoon.

The former Blues attacking midfielder was making a surprise start, his first since the win over Watford at the end of March, and his inclusion was not a welcome one for some United supporters.

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On his 31st birthday, however, Mata was handed his 14th league start of the season and almost instantly rewarded the manager’s faith in him with a well-taken opening goal.

Some neat play from Romelu Lukaku and Luke Shaw in the build-up saw the latter cut the ball back across goal, where Mata was waiting to tuck the ball home for his second goal of the league campaign.

He will have loved scoring against his former side, especially on his birthday, but he also proved a lot of his own supporters wrong in netting after they moaned about seeing him in the lineup on Twitter…