This impressive XI has no place for Mata.
The Premier League returns this weekend after the international break and Manchester United will host QPR at Old Trafford on Sunday still looking for their first win of the new season.
Manager Louis van Gaal has something of a selection crisis on his hands with new signings Daley Blind, Angel di Maria, Radamel Falcao, Marcos Rojo and Luke Shaw all in contention to start.
Here is what the Red Devils’ impressive XI could look like against the Hoops.
GK – David de Gea
The goalkeeper has been in fine form once again this campaign and is proving to be one of the best stoppers in the division.
CB – Phil Jones
With a consistent role in his preferred central defence the England international looks a lot more settled and has been United’s best performer at the back so far this term.
CB – Jonny Evans
Still yet to prove himself in the three-man back line and could well find himself replaced in the team by Chris Smalling soon.
CB – Marcos Rojo
Having finally been granted a work permit following a £16m switch from Sporting Lisbon don’t be surprised to see this Argentina international going straight in the XI.