Mata, before the arrival of Jose Mourinho, enjoyed some wonderful times with the West London club twice being voted their Player of the Year before United then paid a club record fee to bring the Spaniard to Old Trafford.
This season has been a mixed bag for Mata but just recently, following the dip in form of Angel Di Maria, Mata has become a regular starter and has repaid Louis van Gaal by getting on the score-sheet.
Here at Vital Manchester United, we suspect that Mata will be in the starting eleven this afternoon and we`re all hoping that he can join that ever-growing band of players that scores against their former clubs on familiar territory.
Talking about a return to a ground he knows so well, Mata has used the social network site, Twitter, to remark,
“I got back to London a few times, but this one it’s different… Big game, lots of memories, great day of football.’
It`ll be a great day Juan if you can grab the winner for United as we march towards a Champions League place.