Juan Mata delivers insight into Man United life under Jose Mourinho
Juan Mata seems to be in an upbeat mood after a positive start to life under Jose Mourinho at Manchester United
Juan Mata has insisted that he is full of energy and joy after helping Manchester United make a positive start to the season under Jose Mourinho.
The Spanish playmaker helped the Red Devils kick off their campaign under new manager Mourinho by winning the Community Shield at Wembley earlier in the month.
And the forward scored United’s opener as he helped Mourinho’s men on their way to a 3-1 victory over Bournemouth in their Premier League opener on Sunday afternoon.
Mata’s situation at United had been a source of some speculation in recent weeks following Mourinho’s arrival at the club back in May.
The uncertainty has stemmed from the fact that Mourinho was the man who deemed Mata to be surplus to requirements at Chelsea and sold him to United back in January 2014.
However, the playmaker seems to be in good spirits and looking forward to the season ahead under the Portuguese coach.
Writing in his weekly blog, Mata said: “My holidays have been long and productive; I have had time to make a few trips and to relax mind and body so as to be back full of energy.
“The season has started in a really good way. We won the Community Shield against Leicester at Wembley and this title makes us feel optimistic.
“From a personal point of view, I keep believing that Wembley is a special place. I had never won this trophy before, so now I can check it off my list.
“Beyond this first trophy, it was important to have a positive start in the Premier League against Bournemouth, a team that had a good last season.
“We did it and, overall, I think the whole team played a very complete game. I believe our victory was well deserved and, on top of that, I was lucky to score the first goal of the game, which is always an extra reason to be happy.
“It was my friend Ander Herrera’s birthday, and a victory was the best way to celebrate it.”