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Juan Mata hails ‘telepathic understanding’ with Bruno Fernandes

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Juan Mata has hailed the impact made by Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo since the pair arrived at Manchester United.

Juan Mata is impressed with the way Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo have performed since they signed for United.

Since both players joined the club, the Red Devils are yet to lose and the club are currently on an 11-game unbeaten streak.

Fernandes has scored three goals and provided three assists in the Premier League and Europa League.

Forward Ighalo has found the net four times in his eight outings in all competitions.

And Mata, speaking after United’s 5-0 win in the Champions League called the pair ‘great guys’ and explained why he particularly loved playing with Fernandes.

“It’s great to have Bruno in the team, and also Odion who is scoring in almost every single game that he plays,” the Spaniard told MUTV. “They’re great guys, and we’re very happy now with them in the team.

“I think we [me and Fernandes] understand football in the same way. We like to play the same way, passing and moving and giving lines.

“We like playing with each other and looking for our forwards in behind like we did with Dan [James] today and with Odion, who scored a fantastic goal also.”

Mata also claimed it was a bit strange to play with no supporters in the stadium and compared it to a training ground where there are no fans.

United continue to impress lately and are looking primed to end their season on a high if they continue this way.