Manchester United have excelled under Jose Mourinho, after enduring a blip at the start of the Portuguese boss’ tenure, but they extended their fine winning run this evening with a 2-0 victory over Hull City in the League Cup.
Whilst new signings like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are making a positive impression, Mourinho has managed to get the bests out of the likes of Ander Herrera and one other midfielder, who many believed could be forced out.
Having been sold by Chelsea during Mourinho’s time in charge at Stamford Bridge, some expected Juan Mata may struggle to establish himself in Manchester United’s ranks- but that hasn’t been further from the truth.
The Spaniard has made 15 Premier League appearances for the Red Devils, including 11 starts, and his passing accuracy during those matches is the highest in England’s top flight- when compared to the other players who have more than 600 passes.
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
Boasting four goals and two assists during his appearances, Mata has excelled for the Red Devils and has contributed to four goals in his last four appearances in all competitions, including a goal in tonight’s League Cup clash.