Juan Mata makes strong claim ahead of Man United’s trip to Liverpool
Juan Mata is confident Manchester United will claim victory when they travel to Liverpool next Monday night
Juan Mata is convinced that Manchester United will be able to take all three points when the Red Devils travel to Liverpool in the Premier League next week.
Jose Mourinho’s men head into the game looking to return to winning ways after the disappointment of their 1-1 draw with Stoke City in the Premier League before the international break.
Manchester United are currently in sixth place in the Premier League table after seven games of the new campaign and five points behind early leaders Manchester City.
Liverpool, meanwhile, have made a strong start to the new season and currently trail top spot by just two points.
However, Mata is confident that Mourinho’s side have what it takes to secure all three points on Merseyside next Monday night and has turned up the heat ahead of United’s trip to Anfield, pointing to the Red Devils’ recent good record against Liverpool.
Writing in his personal blog, Mata said: “After our last draw [against Stoke], the team wants to play as soon as possible to get the three points, as we did the last two times we played at Anfield in the Premier League, and to confirm that we are on the right track.
“I really hope so.”
Manchester United finished fifth in the Premier League table last season and won the FA Cup before Louis van Gaal was sacked and replaced by Mourinho.
Liverpool ended up in eighth place in Jurgen Klopp’s first season in charge at Anfield following his appointment as Brendan Rodgers’ successor back in October of last year.