United supporters blast £27m-rated star after shock defeat

There is no question that Juan Mata is one of football’s good guys. While many are not switched on to life off the field, the same cannot be said for the Spanish attacker.

The 29-year-old is also a hugely popular figure with the Manchester United supporters, but he has been heavily criticised for his performance against Huddersfield Town at the weekend.

It was the Spaniard that lost possession in the build-up to Huddersfield’s first goal, while the attacker struggled to make his mark in the final third as United suffered their first Premier League defeat of the season.

He was far from the worst player on the field, however, with a number of his teammates putting in their poorest performances of the campaign.

Mata, who is valued at £27m by transfermarkt.co.uk, provided his weekly blog on Monday, where he insisted that United would learn from their mistakes against Huddersfield, starting with a trip to Swansea City in the EFL Cup on Tuesday night.

However, a number of the United supporters were unimpressed with the attacker’s comments, claiming that he should solely focus on improving his own performances.

A selection of the Twitter reaction can be found below: