Juan Mata apologises to Man United fans after 5-3 defeat at Leicester
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata can't believe the Red Devils failed to see out victory at Leicester City
Juan Mata has apologised to the Manchester United supporters after a 5-3 loss to Leicester City.
The Red Devils had held a 2-0 and 3-1 lead during the clash at the King Power Stadium before the Foxes fought back and surged into the lead in the final 11 minutes.
I feel very sorry that the weekend ended up for our fans in such a sad way
Mata was a second-half substitute and gave the ball away for Jamie Vardy’s goal which handed Leicester a 4-3 advantage before Leonardo Alloa made it five from the spot.
And the Spain international can’t believe that Louis van Gaal’s side managed to score three goals at Leicester but failed to leave with maximum points.
“After a whole week waiting for the match I could not imagine a Sunday like this,” Mata wrote in his blog.
“The way back from Leicester to Manchester on the bus seemed really long.
“I keep thinking about how we lost a game that was under control, but the thing is we were ahead, they equalised and when we tried to get advantage again we lost.
“It’s really tough to score three goals away and come back home with no points. On our way back to Manchester I was thinking about what had happened and felt so disappointed as all those that came with us to the stadium.
“Honestly, I feel very sorry that the weekend ended up for our fans in such a sad way.
“There is time during the week to analyse what happened and learn from our mistakes so as not to make them again. Now we play two consecutive games in Old Trafford that we want to win for our fans.
“We will put our best efforts to it, you can be sure of that.”