Van Gaal lauds Mata after Anfield brace

Mata's brace would have grabbed the headlines on another day, but the Spaniard was overshadowed by Liverpool captain Gerrard, who was dismissed for a stamp on Ander Herrera within a minute of coming on at half-time in what will likely be his final appearance against United before leaving for LA Galaxy.

Former Chelsea man Mata opened the scoring in the 14th minute with a cool finish from a Herrera pass and then doubled the lead in the 59th minute with a sensational scissor-kick.

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