Juan Mata reveals what he told Ashley Young before stunning free-kick against Juventus - football

Juan Mata reveals what he told Ashley Young before stunning free-kick against Juventus



Juan Mata found Manchester United’s equaliser in Turin (Picture: Getty)
Juan Mata has lifted the lid on a brief conversation he had with Ashley Young before leveling for Manchester United with a stunning free-kick against Juventus.
The Red Devils went behind in the 65th minute after an outrageous volley from former player Cristiano Ronaldo but two late goals sealed a 2-1 victory for Jose Mourinho’s side in Turin.
Second-half substitute Mata dragged United back into the game in the 86th minute with a curling free-kick before an own goal from Alex Sandro secured three points for the visitors at the death.
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‘I told Ash: “Please let me take it, because I can go over the wall.”
Ashley Young allowed Juan Mata to take the free-kick (Picture: Getty)
‘It’s very difficult for the goalkeeper because they don’t see a lot [with the wall so close].
‘So I tried to do what I do in training a lot of times, practicing, practicing. It was important to score to make it 1-1 and, after, it led us to the 1-2.’
‘I think because of the venue and t...
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