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Mata finding his form

Juan Mata feels he starting to find his best form for club and country after helping fire Spain to the World Cup finals.

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Juan Mata: Spain and Chelsea midfielder in action against Georgia

Juan Mata: Spain and Chelsea midfielder in action against Georgia

Mata bagged the second goal in Spain's 2-0 win over Georgia on Tuesday as they booked their place in Brazil next summer as Group I winners.

"I am very happy to win, to qualify first mathematically and to go out and score," said the diminutive midfielder.

"In the last qualifiers it has been very difficult to score because it has been tight."

Mata's season began with him spending a lot of time on the bench at Chelsea under Jose Mourinho, but he insists that was because of injury.

"I'm fine, I've been playing several games and I think I am at a good level," he said.

"I feel fine. When I had a difficult time that was in pre-season due to injury."

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think all those names linked to United exits make sense. Kagawa has never really looked like hitting the form he had at Dortmund and Fellaini is radioactive after last season (even though I think he's been unfairly singled out for criticism). Nani and Anderson have had more than their fair share of chances so they are done, and Hernandez deserves better than warming a bench.

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e'll be off to Spurs (or better) in January and I don't blame him. Looking forward to re-signing Grant Holt as his replacement though.

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n fairness, he does look absolutely shattered in that photo.....

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