MATA STILL CONFIDENT
Manchester United’s January signing Juan Mata says that he is confident that the troubles faced by his club this season will eventually pass away. United are one of the greatest teams in the world and they have won the Premier league 13 times in their history. However, they have been struggling to cope with the absence of Sir Alex Ferguson in the dugout. The club brought in David Moyes as his replacement in the summer, but the former Everton manager has been looking out of depth in the last few months. United have fallen almost 20 points behind table leaders Chelsea with still two months of football left to play.
They are also in danger of missing out on the top four after a 3-0 defeat against archrivals Liverpool at Old Trafford. Previously, Old Trafford used to be one of the toughest grounds for visiting teams, but they have already lost five times at home this season. Mata was highly ineffective in the defeat against Liverpool as were most of the players wearing the red of United. The club created just one shot on target throughout the 90 minutes, as they were overpowered by Brendan Rodgers’ men. The defeat is almost certain to make United compete for a Europa league spot next season.
“The storm will pass and the sun will rise again. I have no doubt. Besides, no one said this would be easy, but this is football. It gives you fantastic moments but also very hard times you have to cope with, when you have to show pride and professionalism until the end. When all this is gone I’m sure I will be a more mature footballer. There are no words to describe your support in the stadium,” said Mata in his weekly blog.
Mata is yet to score for United since his £ 37 million move from Chelsea.