Juan Mata sends message to Man United fans after Everton loss
Juan Mata insists that Manchester United are determined to return to winning ways after their loss to Everton
Juan Mata insisted that Manchester United will do everything in their power to return to winning ways in their next game after their 3-0 loss to Everton on Sunday.
Goals from James McCarthy, John Stones and Kevin Mirallas handed the Toffees a comprehensive victory at Goodison Park as Louis van Gaal’s side were sent crashing to back-to-back defeats.
Mata played 63 minutes of the game on Merseyside as the Red Devils failed to click into gear against Roberto Martinez’s men.
However, the Spanish playmaker insisted that he and his team-mates are determined to put things right in their next Premier League game against West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Mata wrote on his blog: “I know that you are very disappointed after yesterday’s game.
The goal is to get four wins in the last four games of the Premier League
“We do feel the same and I’m still sad as I write this, but the only thing we can do is to stick together and look ahead. For a team like us such a big score is not easy to take, but we have to put it aside to face the next games…
“It is clear that the game against Everton was tough since the beginning after McCarthy’s goal. However, we tried to recover by creating some chances and playing on Everton’s half of the pitch, but we couldn’t find the way to turn around the score. They played their game very good, they were solid in defence and took almost every single chance they had to score.
“As I said before, we are in the final stage of the season and we must try to win each of the remaining games. The goal is to get four wins in the last four games of the Premier League.
“We need to return all the support we get from our fans (in Goodison Park they were brilliant, once again) and we hope to do it this coming Saturday in Old Trafford against West Brom.
“We all want to be in the Champions League next season and, in order to get there, we must go back to the right path with good performances and good results. We can’t afford another game like this one.”
Sunday’s defeat left United fourth in the Premier League table on 65 points heading into their final four games.
The Red Devils face West Brom, Arsenal, Crystal Palace and Hull City in their remaining games as they look to qualify for the Champions League.