Phil Neville reacts to Juan Mata’s goal in Man United’s 2-0 win over Hull on Twitter

Former Manchester United defender Phil Neville hails Juan Mata's goal-scoring record after their 2-0 win against Hull City

Phil Neville hailed Juan Mata’s goal record after the midfielder scored Manchester United’s winner in a 2-0 victory over Hull City in the first leg of their EFL Cup semi-final.

The Spain international spoke about the threat that Hull posed in his personal blog One Hour Behind on Monday after the Tigers eased to a 2-0 win against Swansea City in the FA Cup third round on Saturday.

Mata scored his seventh goal of the 2016-17 season to break the deadlock for the Red Devils in the second half after Henrikh Mkhitaryan teed up the Spanish midfielder in the 56th minute.

And former Manchester United defender Neville was full of praise for Mata after the playmaker’s second-half winner before Marouane Fellaini’s late second.

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Mata scored in Manchester United’s 2-0 win against 10-man West Ham United in their last Premier League fixture at the London Stadium.

Manchester United will return to Premier League action on Sunday afternoon when Mourinho’s side host their bitter rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford.

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