Jonny Kills as Juan Mata was popularly called in Chelsea, a nickname derived from the literal translation of his name from Spanish to English. Mata is a Spanish national team player, who is currently enjoying his club career in England, a very good midfielder and a versatile attacking player, but one that doesn't suit Mourinho's policy when at chelsea probably because of his poor defensive ability and inability to win tackles.
On arrival at Manchester United, due to Mourihno's relationship with Mata at chelsea there were speculations that Mata would be sold off. But contrary to that, Mata turned out to be an instrumental 'wonder-boy' under Mourinho. But the question now is, is Mata's consistency in the squad suggesting that he has improved or Mourihno has no option in the squad? Here are sport lovers viewpoints again:
Someone once made a comment that Mata has stepped up his game a great deal defensively and he is now a player that tracks the ball back anytime he loses it unlike when he was at chelsea, so the man did belief that Mourihno now likes him, and he won't sell him with his present fantastic form no matter what.
Another football fan strongly argued that Mourihno has no option was the reason he kept using Mata, He argued that Mata played better at Chelsea than what he is currently playing. That's his viewpoint tho.
Yet another fan said Mata's consistency was as a result of the United's board mandating Mourinho to start him. Ofcourse how authentic that is we don't know.
As usual from my point of view Mata has seriously improved when compared to his time in chelsea. And here his Mourihno's comment on Juan; “The
football we want to play here is different. We are in the beginning of that
process. I think Mata is very adept to do that with his qualities. We need
players with these qualities. He has found a very good natural habitat."
With this I think Mata is pivotal to Mourinho's plan in United.