One of the reasons for Manchester United’s recent run of good form is the relationship that Ander Herrera and Juan Mata have on the pitch.

Mata has today explained their understanding of each other and praised his teammate for playing so well.

I think it’s because of the relationship we’ve had over the years and because we understand football and life in more or less the same way. I think we play well together because we understand each other and sometimes without speaking or looking we know where we’re going to pass or where we’re going to move on the pitch. The first goal at Anfield is a good example of that – he controlled the ball, turned and knew where I was already running to and he put the ball there. Ander is a quality player and I’m very happy he’s here and playing and performing well.




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