Photo: Man United star Juan Mata ‘very happy’ with important win
Juan Mata hails Manchester United's 'very important win'
Juan Mata was very happy on Instagram on Saturday night after the playmaker scored Manchester United’s winner in a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace.
The Spain international came off the bench to score a 67th-minute winner at Old Trafford, helping the Red Devils to climb up to sixth in the Premier League table.
And the 26-year-old Red Devils playmaker was thrilled to fire the 20-time English champions to a vital three points in their pursuit of a top-four finish.
“Very happy, very important win! @manchesterunited,” Mata wrote on Instagram.
Speaking to BBC Sport after the 1-0 win, Mata said he was delighted to come on and seal three points for the home side.
“I was thinking if I come on I would try to change the game and luckily I did it,” Mata told BBC Sport.
“The manager told me I was playing on the right, I tried to make the pitch wide and come inside as well. That is what I did. The most important thing is that we won and the three points will help us to carry on this good run.
“Right now I am very happy with the goal. I have three at this moment of the season. I always try to help the team. Hopefully now in the international break we can recover our injuries.”