Ralf Rangnick praised Juan Mata’s professionalism and “love for the game” after he signed off in fashion at Old Trafford, shining in Manchester United’s 3-0 win once more Brentford.
But Rangnick admitted Mata may have featured extra throughout his time in cost, with the 34-year-old making his first Premier League begin of the season towards the Bees.
It was solely Mata’s third begin of your complete marketing campaign, having begun the Carabao Cup defeat to West Ham and the Champions League useless rubber towards Young Boys, however he rolled again the years towards Brentford.
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Rangnick labelled him a “magician” for a few of his touches through the sport and mentioned his begin had come about due to some spectacular shows in coaching and a classy cameo towards Chelsea on Thursday.
Asked if he felt he may have used Mata extra typically, Rangnick mentioned: “Yes, maybe it was the first game he played from the beginning, [but it] also had to do with the opposition in this position and in the last couple of weeks he was one of the players who showed in training how professional he is and how much he loves the game. He had moments when he played like a magician.”
Mata is out of contract on the finish of this season and whereas he hasn’t confirmed his future plans, he waved to all 4 corners of Old Trafford when he was substituted and it actually seemed like a farewell from the Spaniard, who was making his 283rd look for the membership.
“I don’t know [if he’s leaving],” mentioned Rangnick. “He hasn’t confirmed that but it is possible.
“It was an essential evening for gamers who’ve been right here fairly a very long time and performed properly for the membership.”
As well as Mata, it was also an Old Trafford farewell for Nemanja Matic and Edinson Cavani, who will leave when their contracts expire this summer.
Phil Jones came off the bench in what looks like being his own goodbye, but Jesse Lingard, who is departing after 22 years at the club, didn’t get off the bench to say goodbye to his boyhood club.
“For private causes he didn’t practice so much, yesterday was the primary,” said Rangnick.
“He requested me to permit him a while at house. Tonight was a kind of nights I’d have cherished to have 5 subs.”