Juan Mata insists Man United will bounce back against Olympiacos

Juan Mata is convinced that Manchester United will respond to Liverpool defeat by reaching Champions League last eight

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Manchester United's Juan Mata Photo: The Sport Review

Juan Mata is convinced that Manchester United will respond to their demoralising loss to Liverpool by reaching the Champions League quarter-finals this week.

The Red Devils were sent crashing to a 3-0 defeat by the Merseyside club at Old Trafford on Sunday as they suffered a crushing blow to their hopes of a top-four finish.

If we score in the first few minutes, I think we can make it

Juan Mata

United host Olympiacos in the second leg of their last-16 tie on Wednesday looking to turn around a 2-0 deficit from the first leg last month.

And the 25-year-old insists that David Moyes’ men will “give everything” against the Greek side on Wednesday night.

“I want to tell you that we will give everything we have in order to forget about this in the remaining games,” Mata wrote on his blog on grada360.com.

“There is a very important one around the corner. We know the history of this club and its achievements, based on a winning spirit.

“That is what we need to beat Olympiacos and get through in the Champions League.

“As you know I cannot play in the Champions any more this season but I’ll be backing the team in Old Trafford as any other fan.

“If we score in the first few minutes, I think we can make it with your help. There are no words to describe your support in the stadium. In games like yesterday it makes me mad not being able to give you what you deserve.

“I know there is nothing I can say right now, but at least I want you to know how I feel.”

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