How far has Juan Mata come since suffering the humiliation of being replaced just half an hour after coming on as a substitute in the Community Shield back in August?
There were plenty of critics and pundits at the time who thought that call had effectively ended Mata's Manchester United career.
After struggling to fit into Jose Mourinho's system at Chelsea it was only natural for some to share similar concerns once the Portuguese was appointed at Old Trafford.
However, if anything, Mata has actually strengthened his position within the first team squad over the course of the season.
Saturday's goal against Watford was his second in as many weeks and his ninth of the campaign - making him the Red Devils' second top scorer behind Zlatan Ibrahimovic.http://www.givemesport.com/986644-juan-mata-explains-what-jose-mourinho-has-instructed-him-to-do-this-season