In the fifth round of the Premier League, Manchester United beat Newcastle United 4-1 away. Mata started the game and assisted Maguire to tie the score. After the game, Solskjaer praised Mata for his outstanding performance. The Spanish star has been patiently waiting for his chance.
Mata has played 3 times this season, gaining 2 goals and 2 assists. "Aspen" previously reported that the Saudi team gave Mata a super high annual salary of 20 million euros, but he refused.
When asked if Mata could start more games in the future, Solskjaer said: "I am often asked questions like when will our players play and why not let him play. We must know that we have a lot of good players. Players, so when you get a chance, you have to take it, Juan (Mata) did it."
"Juan played great. He is such a professional. Everyone on the team knows his strength. He has been patiently waiting for opportunities."