Excellent to a man, Man United played brilliantly at Old Trafford and were fully deserving of all three points.
Mata had a big hand in the win by scoring the team’s third goal after combining well with Wayne Rooney.
The Spaniard was delighted with the victory and took to Twitter to reveal his excitement following the game:
Mata is enjoying the best run of form in his United career and was superb once again against City. Combining well with Ander Herrera, Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick, Mata’s good work helped United to gradually take control in the middle of the park.
It was a fantastic result and one which will go a long way to securing Champions League football for United. Louis van Gaal has completely turned around his side’s fortunes with a six-game winning streak which will give fans huge confidence ahead of an assault on the Premier League title in the next campaign.