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Name Juan Manuel Mata García
Club club Manchester United
Nation nation Spain
League league Premier League
Skills 4
Weak Foot 3
Foot Left
Height 170cm | 5'7"
Weight 63
Revision Flashback SBC
Def. WR Med
Att. WR Med
Added on 2019-11-18
Origin N\A
R.Face
Age 31 years old
Pace
84
Acceleration
89
Sprint Speed
78
Shooting
82
Positioning
89
Finishing
82
Shot Power
82
Long Shots
77
Volleys
78
Penalties
88
Passing
88
Vision
89
Crossing
86
FK. Accuracy
91
Short Passing
89
Long Passing
84
Curve
90
Dribbling
89
Agility
84
Balance
95
Reactions
91
Ball Control
92
Dribbling
86
Composure
93
Defending
47
Interceptions
50
Heading Accuracy
73
Def. Awareness
49
Standing Tackle
40
Sliding Tackle
27
Physicality
65
Jumping
84
Stamina
94
Strength
47
Aggression
69
Physical
Mental
Skill
Chem. Style
0
Base stats
In game stats
Seasonal Stats
13
Matches
0
Goals
2
Assists
0
O.Goal
1
Yellow
0
Red
7
Sub in
5
Sub out
5
Matches
1
Goals
2
Assists
0
Yellow
0
Red
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ST
82
RW
87
LW
87
CF
87
RF
87
LF
87
CAM
87
CM
84
RM
88
LM
88
CDM
69
CB
56
LB
66
LWB
71
RB
66
RWB
71
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4.5
It was only a Mata of time
By Jairrr, 20-11-2019

I just want to make it clear that I had to do this SBC as a big United fan, but I'm going to try my best to be bias-free. I'm a divison 3 player so take that into consideration. In 25 matches played Mata has scored 19 and assisted 15. I used him as the middle CAM in a 4-2-3-1 with pacey players around him and I believe this is the best way to make use of him. I slapped a deadeye on him and oh man his passes are as clean as you'll like them. Finishing in the box is very reliable and his small structure allows him to move around the box wonderfully. His 3* weakfoot and med/med workrates are his biggest flaws though. I would not bother testing his right foot.

His speed stat is deceiving, he feels so quick on the attack.


His passing is world class, finds attackers on the run every single time.


Long shots are very solid and shot power feels great inside the box, will score near post everytime.

I guess his height if you prefer taller CAMs.


His 3* weak foot and med/med workrates.

Formation: 4231
Position: CAM
Games: 25
GPG: 0.76
APG: 0.60
4.5
Overall
4.0
Value
4.5
GC
5.0
Stamina
Pace (8/10)
Shooting (9/10)
Passing (10/10)
Dribbling (9/10)
Defending (4/10)
Physicality (7/10)
4.5
Hakuna Mata-ta, no worries
By HazardOnToast, 18-11-2019

Wow. Talk about value for money.

Even though he has currently only been out for 2 hours (current time of writing - 9:17 AM, NZT), he has been an absolute GOAT for me.

He has played 11 games in high end division 3, and has caused 6 rage quits. 6 RAGE QUITS!

This is mainly because of his really high dribbling stats, and his 4 star skills. He is quick, agile, and can pass. The only downside though is that he is quite weak (47 strength), and can get pushed off the ball easily by bulky players like Van Dijk, Pique, Nesta, etc.

However, due to his silky dribbling he can easily maneuver around these players. He can play lovely weighted balls straight to my strikers (Rashford, Aguero) and thus giving tons of assists. He can score too. With maestro, he has 87 long shots, but it honestly feels like 99 sometimes. He has scored 3 absolute belters from outside the box.

This Mata card is just such a good CAM. Definitely worth the coins, and definitely an end game player. (For me at least)


  • Dribbling
  • Passing - especially through balls
  • Long-range shooting - can shoot inside the box too, but doesn't tend to make runs into it
  • Pace - can last all game due to the 94 stamina, and is quick off the mark with 89 acceleration, but other players tend to catch up quick due to his 78 sprint speed. It doesn't MATA too much though, as he can release the ball well (see what I did there?)
  • End game player :)
  • Strength - can be an issue if you do hold-up play, but doesn't MATA too much due to his dribbling (sorry, I'll stop doing that)
  • Defending - doesn't MATA too much for his position (couldn't help myself)


Formation: 41212
Position: CAM
Games: 11
GPG: 0.36
APG: 1.09
4.5
Overall
5.0
Value
4.5
GC
5.0
Stamina
Pace (7/10)
Shooting (8/10)
Passing (10/10)
Dribbling (10/10)
Defending (6/10)
Physicality (3/10)
4.5
Best Player I've used so far
By iZSHD, 19-11-2019

As a United fan I really wanted to get this card, despite knowing there was a high chance I would be disappointed in the results as I had to sell some of my main players to afford him. However, I am very happy I did this and I highly recommend anyone who runs a majority PL/Spain team to do this as well, as there aren't many good CAM's for them in this price range. Even if you don't have a team like that, you could definitely build one around him. I like my CAM's to move a lot, find space and play my running Strikers/Wingers through on goal, and Mata epitomises this style. It doesn't require any physicality so I wouldn't consider the strength a weakness. Whilst doing the Icon Objectives I realised he can also be a very effective super sub as well.


Base stat ratings explanations:


  • Pace: 8/10 - The 89 acceleration really negates the lower sprint speed, especially with a hunter. Obviously this means he won't maintain the high speed, but unless you want to use him as a winger/striker, or someone who is constantly sprinting forwards, it won't matter.
  • Shooting: 9/10 - His shooting is very good, almost always finding the net if he gets the ball in the box. The shot power boost with hunter definitely plays it's part and almost always puts it in the corners.
  • Passing: 10/10 - Might honestly the best passer I've used in any FIFA. 99% of the time they have pinpoint accuracy, and are perfectly weighted. The through balls to the runners couldn't be executed better despite not using a passing chem style.
  • Dribbling: 9/10 - The dribbling is Messi-esque. Always keeps the ball close to him whilst maintaining speed and very rarely takes a bad touch. Can slip through small gaps with the ball and keep it well.
  • Defending: 1/10 - Self-explanatory.
  • Physical: 9/10 - The stamina completes this card imo. Loses minimal fitness every game and I've never seen him drop below 2/3's energy in a match. Strength is obviously the main concern but I can't recall ever needing it with him, which is why I give a 9.
  • Off-Ball Movement
  • Finishing
  • Passing
  • Dribbling
  • Free Kicks
  • Weak Foot
  • Aerial Duels
  • Strength (when rarely needed)
Formation: 4231
Position: CAM
Games: 21
GPG: 0.90
APG: 0.67
4.5
Overall
4.0
Value
4.5
GC
5.0
Stamina
Pace (8/10)
Shooting (9/10)
Passing (10/10)
Dribbling (9/10)
Defending (1/10)
Physicality (9/10)
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