Photo: Juan Mata reflects on Man United’s ‘tough’ Tottenham win

Juan Mata admits Manchester United were made to work hard for victory on Saturday

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Juan Mata admitted that Manchester United were made to work hard for their victory as Louis van Gaal’s men began their Premier League campaign with a 1-0 win over Tottenham at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils secured victory in their Premier League opener thanks to Kyle Walker’s first-half own goal at Old Trafford.

The 27-year-old Spain international played the full 90 minutes as he helped Van Gaal’s men begin the 2015-16 season with three points.

And the Spaniard took to social media on Saturday night to acknowledge that he and his team-mates had to battle hard to secure the win.

Mata posted the picture above on his personal Instagram account and wrote: “That was a tough game! But always good to start the @premierleague with a victory. Your support at the stadium was fantastic as always. 👏🏻 @manchesterunited”

United were drawn against Club Bruges in the play-off round of the Champions League on Friday as they bid to reach the group stage of the competition.

The Red Devils’ next game is a Premier League trip to Aston Villa on Friday night.

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