(Video) Juan Mata nightmare continues as Manchester United ace guilty of miss of season contender

Manchester United playmaker Juan Mata was having a rotten afternoon on Saturday after his own-goal gave Stoke City the lead, but it got worse.

The Spaniard was guilty of an horrendous miss with Zlatan Ibrahimovic putting it on a plate for him with an excellent cross which required a tap-in.

However, while Bruno Martins Indi deserves some credit for doing his best to put the 28-year-old off, he really should have buried it to draw United level.

Instead, having missed it and with the visitors squandering other chances to find an equaliser, they trail Mark Hughes’ side going into half-time as Jose Mourinho’s men need to respond after the interval if they are to extend their current unbeaten streak to 17 games in all competitions.

Mata is having a decent season having scored seven goals and provided four assists in 27 outings in total, but he’ll want to forget his first-half performance at the Britannia Stadium as soon as possible.

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