It hasn’t been an easy few weeks for Man Utd, with more than a few players seriously struggling with a lack of form. Paul Pogba, for example, hasn’t been at his best, and he has been heavily scrutinized for that, but he certainly hasn’t been the only player that is underperforming for Jose Mourinho’s men.
A handful of others certainly have some serious reflection to do on their current form, and one player that certainly falls under that banner is Juan Mata.
Though typically a reliable hand, Mata – who is rated at a whopping £27 million by Transfer Markt – hasn’t been at his best over the last few months, and that has made it difficult for Jose Mourinho to continually pick him. Of course, it must be difficult having to come into the team and be under pressure to impress every time to stand a chance of retaining your place, but in the context of Mata, his form just hasn’t been good enough.
Our landlord, then, has been wondering if it might be time for him to drop down to the bench again against Bournemouth later today, and so we recently ran a poll asking that very question.
In response to the poll, Man Utd fans certainly made their voices heard, and unfortunately for Mata, most appear to be leaning on the side of him dropping back down to the bench.
The results, which can be seen below, dictate that 67% of Man Utd fans are eager for him to get dropped against the Cherries, whilst 33% are open to the idea of him retaining his place.
Fortunately for Juan Mata, many of Man Utd’s attackers are struggling at present, and so Mata is not alone in his failure to pick up his form.
However, he was one of the worst players on the pitch in Man Utd’s last game against West Brom, which they lost, and so he certainly can have little argument if Mourinho does decide to drop him.
Of course, the final decision will be made by the Red Devils’ boss, and you certainly wouldn’t be able to blame him if he does decide to move Mata down the ranks once again.
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