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- May 8, 2011
Match discussion thread for discussing Juan Mata's performances.
Does this mean you all dont want him chased out of the club at the earliest opportunity any more?
Totally disagree with the notion of Mata leaving. We still need his experience and class in the cup games. While his legs have gone I am happy to have him here in a squad role.I’d let Mata leave. I would prefer the likes of Mejbri given an opportunity in his place.
I think many times in the cup competitions. You can always rely on him to pop up with a goal or an assist - like last night.How often has Mata displayed class in recent years?
Oh yeah totally agree about that. And yep I worry that Mengi isn’t going to get any action, games like last night are the nights he needs some minutes. I was baffled why he didn’t play some minutes against Luton. If he isn’t playing U23’s then he’ll spend a year getting no games.Mengi and laird are the 2 that we should be looking to give game time to. I am particularly worried about mengi who as things stand is getting no football at all. Early in the season I know but he really can't train every week and never play.
If we get a right winger, we might be able to actually use him as a No 10. I think we have wasted his talents just continually shoving him out on right hand side.
Just hard seeing Mata getting a sniff in that role when the first team plays.
I don't think he has the legs to be a first team option anymore, I would use him as backup, mainly; possibly throwing him into the mix to help unlock a defence that might be being a bit stubborn.
I would say it's his intelligence on the pitch that is his biggest asset and is worthwhile retaining.
I appreciate that but he’s on big wages £7-8m a year I just think he’s a very expensive luxury to have around
I think there are plenty of players on big wages who need to go, a lot of whom play less than Mata.
If we are too stacked in No10, and he is too slow as a winger where would you play him?
If there is no place for him, would anyone take him on his current wages at his age?
You don't think we should be playing him? wasn't he man of the match, with a goal and an assist?
If I was a young player playing in those games, I'd love to play alongside Mata and learn from him.
Why are you bringing up league games? no one expect him to start those.
We need a big squad for all our games, he got picked for a mnor game, got motm, scored and assisted. So he still has a role to play. And in those minor games has been responsible in some way for 16 goals in 18 games. He is still proving useful in those smaller games. Helping the younger players. Why bin him because he's over 30. He's only 32 ffs
It's completely differrent to Young, he was a winger playing full back in our first team, of course no one wanted that.