Manchester United’s Juan Mata given keys to Anfield by Wikipedia pranksters

Manchester United’s Juan Mata given keys to Anfield by Wikipedia pranksters

Manchester United fans are revelling in Sunday’s victory over bitter rivals Liverpool as one supporter edited Anfield’s Wikipedia page and made Juan Mata the owner.

The 26-year-old was sublime at Anfield on Sunday, scoring both of United’s goals to earn all three points and move the Red Devils five clear of the Merseyside outfit in the race for next season’s Champions League.

Juan Mata owner

The Spain international opened the scoring with a supreme finish low to Simon Mignolet’s right following a well-timed run.

His second was even better though, as Angel di Maria’s chipped the ball into his path – his ninth assist of the season – but instead of taking it down and looking at other options, Mata acrobatically volleyed the ball beyond Mignolet to send the United fans crazy.

Juan Mata attempts to explain scissor kick goal: Angel Di Maria’s pass invited me to try it

It took the Spaniard to seven goals for the season in the Premier League, which is more than any player at Liverpool has managed – with Raheem Sterling and Reds captain Steven Gerrard tied on six.

Mata scored with each of his attempts against Liverpool

Mata scored with each of his attempts against Liverpool

Liverpool pulled one back through Daniel Sturridge but Gerrard’s second-half sending off ultimately cost the Reds, as did their terrible first half performance, with Brendan Rodgers’ men now needing to muster another run – having gone 13 games unbeaten before Sunday’s clash.

United fans certainly had their fun on Merseyside this weekend and it seems it’s carried over into the international break – unless Mata has actually bought the rights to Liverpool’s stadium – which could be possible considering the recent spending at Old Trafford.

United have scored five times past Liverpool this season, conceding once.