Juan Mata issues rallying cry ahead of Liverpool v Man Utd

Juan Mata is determined to make up for his red card when Manchester United face Liverpool on Thursday night

The Sport Review staff
By    

Juan Mata says he is determined to make amends for Sunday’s red card when Manchester United take on Liverpool at Anfield on Thursday night.

The Spain international was sent off inside 26 minutes of United’s 1-0 defeat by West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns on Sunday afternoon.

Mata will be suspended for United’s FA Cup quarter-final clash against West Ham United at Old Trafford next weekend.

However, the World Cup winner is desperate to put things right when Van Gaal’s side travel to Liverpool in the first leg of their Europa League last-16 clash on Thursday night.

“I must carry on as always and from now on I’m already focused on the next game, the derby against Liverpool in the Europa League,” Mata wrote on his blog.

“In this sport there’s no time for celebrations or moaning, and after last Wednesday’s joy for the win and the goal against Watford, now I have to go through a more bitter experience. That’s the way it is.

“What matters is to move forward and to always learn from each situation. And so I will.”

The Baggies scored their winner in the second half thanks to Salomon Rondon to inflict a first defeat in four games upon the Red Devils.

United are in sixth place in the Premier League table and six points behind fourth-placed Manchester City, who occupy the final Champions League qualifying spot.

MORE: The latest Man Utd news and views

MORE: The latest Man Utd player tweets

United have won four of their last five games in all competitions.

Get 5/1 enhanced odds on Chelsea to beat Hull. Hurry, offer ends soon. Click here to sign up for an account now. T&Cs apply.

MORE: Latest transfer news and gossip

MORE: Back to The Sport Review homepage

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

The Sport Review
Gary Neville reacts to Wayne Rooney’s record-breaking goal in Man United’s 1-1 draw at Stoke
The Sport Review
Dele Alli: 15 photos of Tottenham midfielder’s stunning girlfriend Ruby Mae
The Sport Review
Top 25 Muslim football players in Premier League: Arsenal, Liverpool, Man Utd and Chelsea stars feature
The Sport Review
Bastian Schweinsteiger: 17 photos of Man United midfielder’s beautiful wife Ana Ivanovic
The Sport Review
Seven players Man United could sign in the January transfer window
The Sport Review
Man United WAGs: Meet Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and David De Gea’s girlfriends
The Sport Review
Seven strikers Liverpool could sign in January transfer window
The Sport Review
Top 26 Christian footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man Utd players feature
The Sport Review
Gary Neville reacts to Wayne Rooney’s record-breaking goal in Man United’s 1-1 draw at Stoke
The Sport Review
Jamie Carragher reacts to Wayne Rooney’s equaliser in Man United’s 1-1 draw at Stoke
The Sport Review
Steven Gerrard reacts to Liverpool’s 3-2 loss to Swansea City