Juan Mata sends message to Man United supporters ahead of Wolfsburg clash
Juan Mata says he can understand the frustrations of Manchester United supporters
Juan Mata says Manchester United can’t feel sorry for themselves after Saturday’s goalless draw with West Ham United at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils couldn’t find a way past West Ham United’s stubborn defence on Saturday after a goalless draw with Slaven Bilic’s Hammers side at Old Trafford.
We are the first ones who want to win and to go back to a good streak
Louis van Gaal’s men racked up 21 attempts on Adrian’s goal but the Hammers goalkeeper only faced one shot on target in the absence of Wayne Rooney.
The 20-time English champions have been criticised after scoring a disappointing six times in their last nine games in all competitions.
Writing on his blog on Monday morning, Mata insisted the Red Devils had to stick together after a disappointing run of results in recent weeks.
“Of course, I understand that you are frustrated, because we are too, but we have to keep looking ahead, give everything in each game, and we will get the results that we want,” Mata wrote.
“What we have to do now is not to mourn but to stand up and try to improve.
“We are the first ones who want to win and to go back to a good streak, and we know that the only way to get there is by sticking together.”
The Red Devils need to beat Wolfsburg on Tuesday night to be assured a place in the Champions League knockout phase.
Mata has scored four goals and has made three assists in 15 Premier League games this season.