PHOTOS: Picture special of Juan Mata's Manchester United debut

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Juan Mata was one of the key figures as he made his Manchester United debut in a 2-0 win against Cardiff City.

Juan Mata made a solid start to his Manchester United career as the Premier League champions secured a 2-0 home win against Cardiff City.

Mata started in a midfield role just behind the returning Robin Van Persie and didn’t disappoint producing an assist for Ashley Young’s goal, United’s second, as well as attempting more passes than any other United player on the pitch.

All of the buzz and anticipation before and during the game centred largely around the Spaniard and we’ve decided to commemorate his United debut by picking out some of the best photos which marked the occasion.

Take a look.

image: © Ronnie Macdonald

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