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WATCH: Juan Mata scores goal of the season contender for Manchester United at Liverpool



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It’s official, Juan Mata is a magician.

Just before the hour mark at Anfield on Sunday, Manchester United broke free and Mata picked up the ball on the right flank before feeding it into Angel di Maria.

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Mata continued his run and Di Maria dinked a lovely ball in his direction, as the Spanish international swiveled and volleyed home from an impossible position in mid-air to put the Red Devils 2-0 up and they went on to win 2-1 to put them five points clear in the race for the top four.

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Watch the video above to see Mata write himself into United folklore for his second goal of the game, with the latter a strong contender for PL Goal of the Season.

Wow. Just wow...

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