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Man Utd veteran Mata hails Henderson for super save on debut

Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata praised Dean Henderson's performance on debut for victory at Luton Town.

Mata scored from the spot in the 3-0 Carabao Cup win, with Henderson making a crucial save at 1-0.

Mata said, "It was very important because it was 1-0 at that moment.

“He did a great save and someone else saved the ball on the line and I think we did fine. We attacked and defended goals.

“To be honest, we have not been training together for too long after a difficult pre-season. Now it's important to get the rhythm back, to get the confidence and, of course, the confidence comes with results."

He added: "We did a professional job today. We didn't concede a goal and scored three. At times, we played some good football. It's job done tonight; it was important to win after our first game in the Premier League, which we know wasn't good enough. Now with this victory we go to Brighton [on Saturday] better."

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