Manchester United drew first blood in the decisive Champions League battle at Anfield, with Juan Mata putting the Red Devils ahead against Liverpool.
Mata has struggled for first-team football this season but has impressed in recent weeks and his goal against Liverpool led to a variety of responses from Twitter users- most of whom believe he is wasted out of the starting line-up.
Ander Herrera played a great through ball to Mata, who took one great touch and then finished. The game is not over yet- but United are in the driving seat.
Perfect example of why Juan Mata should NOT be a benchwarmer.
— Chris Spencer-Payne (@cspencerpayne) March 22, 2015
Utd are a much better side with Carrick & Mata in it, shame on Van Gaal for leaving them out for large parts of this season. #MUFC
— Andy D (@AnnoDomini79) March 22, 2015
Great chemistry between herrera and mata should play alongside each other more often #MUFC
— AdamAshton (@AdamAshton_) March 22, 2015
Mata with the first juan