Mata on Manchester U: “one of most difficult weeks of season”
Juan Mata believe Manchester United are going to face one of the difficult week of the seasonso far as his side expected to meet Juventus as second leg of UEFA Champions League, as well Manchester City in EPL standing this weekend.
“Back-to-back 2-1 wins have given us the confidence we need to face up to one of the most difficult weeks of the season,” Mata said.
“To visit both Juventus and Manchester City in the space of four days is a big challenge that the fixture list has put in front of us, and we are heading towards it with the utmost motivation.”
The mood at United has transformed from a month ago when a poor run of four games without a win left the players short of confidence and Jose Mourinho fighting for his job.
United are performing much better and Mata says coming from behind to win at Bournemouth on Saturday with a 90th-minute goal from Marcus Rashford has boosted their self-belief.
“To beat Bournemouth, a team who had only lost two games in 10 match days, was really positive,” he wrote in his weekly online blog juanmata8.com. http://juanmata8.com/
“We were able to carry on well after the win against Everton. We had to come from behind, not for the first time, and it wasn’t easy, but to take the three points in stoppage time is a special feeling.
“Perhaps the best thing from the win was to know that our fans would travel all the way home happy.”