Famous Manchester United playmaker states that Mourinho’s side must not let their frustrating performance stop them believing.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho in contract talks with midfielder Juan Mata. Despite having two years left on his current deal United he is ready to extend it. However, it should be recalled that Mata previously was sold by Mourinho from Chelsea. And probably the coach has already made a decision.
Media reports claimed Mourinho was looking to sell Mata when he arrived at Old Trafford in the summer. However, the midfielder has been a regular in the side, scoring twice in six games.
United recovered after a tough eight-day spell with three consecutive defeats with victories over Northampton Town, Leicester and Zorya prior to last weekend’s EPL encounter.
And Mata reacted: “I’m feeling angry because the team played really well but we didn’t win. It was a pity, that’s the truth. My perception from the pitch was that we were playing a good game, creating chances, passing the ball effectively, but we couldn’t complete our job. We have to take the positive aspects and know that if we keep playing like this, we will definitely get good results.”
He continued: “Against Stoke, the team was full of confidence and we wanted to keep the good streak. We did it in terms of football and the way we played, but not in the score. With only one point instead of three we are not in the best mood to take the international break, but we are aware that, at our level, everything is possible this season.”
He added: “We have five games in October that are very important and we will give our best to make it a good month. Manchester United has always had challenges and the one we have this season is still there. Many times in sport you must learn to accept those games when, even if you do many things well, you don’t win. That is football, and that’s why it’s such a nice and exciting sport.”
Mata concluded: “We’ll be back to the competition in two weeks [against Liverpool] in Anfield. It’s a massive game and we are looking forward to start working on it.”