Juan Mata admits Man United in ‘complicated’ situation
Juan Mata has his say on Manchester United's stuttering recent form
Juan Mata admits that Manchester United’s recent form has left the Red Devils in a “complicated” situation following their defeat by Norwich City on Saturday.
Louis van Gaal’s men were beaten 2-1 by the Canaries in front of their home fans at Old Trafford as the Red Devils dropped out of the top four following consecutive Premier League defeats.
I’m sure that we will turn this situation around
The result has sparked intense speculation about Van Gaal’s future at the club, uncertainty which has heightened since Pep Guardiola confirmed that he will be leaving Bayern Munich at the end of the season.
However, as the hectic festive period looms large, Mata has moved to insist that the Red Devils are doing all that they can to reverse their ailing fortunes.
Mata wrote on his blog for Kicca: “We are in a complicated situation and in order to get out of it we have to stick together and believe in ourselves so we can get a positive result as soon as possible.
“We all feel frustrated, same as last week, and we need to win a game as quickly as possible because it will change our mood and give us confidence, I’m sure of that. Our next chance to do it will be in Boxing Day at Stoke, and that’s not an easy game.
“No matter how tough the situation can be, I’m not even thinking about giving up. That’s my attitude day after day, I try to give the maximum regardless of things going well or bad.
“I believe that’s the only way to get out of this bad streak: keep working hard and sooner or later we will get the results that we want.
“It’s time to prepare the next game, show our strength as a group and make the most of all these fixtures in the Christmas period so we can start a good run of results.
“We are really disappointed for not giving you what you deserve, because your support is amazing and unconditional, but I’m sure that we will turn this situation around.”
United, who finished fourth last season, return to Premier League action with a trip to Stoke City on Boxing Day, before hosting Chelsea at Old Trafford on 28 December.