Juan Mata opens up about emotional results for Man United

The Manchester United midfielder discusses am emotional few days at Old Trafford

Juan Mata lifted the lid on the emotions surrounding Manchester United’s cup exploits over the past week.

The Red Devils booked their place in the EFL Cup final at Wembley thanks to a 3-2 aggregate win against Hull City last week.

However, Manchester United were criticised for a below-par performance in a 2-1 loss to the Tigers in the second leg at KCOM Stadium.

Jose Mourinho’s side bounced back in style at the weekend, though, after a resounding 4-0 win against Wigan Athletic in the fourth round at Old Trafford.

Manchester United, of course, are looking to defend their crown after Mata scored in their 2-1 win against Ctystal Palace in the final at Wembley last term.

Writing in his personal blog One Hour Behind, the Spanish midfielder opened up about the emotions he experienced over the past week as Manchester United made progress in both cup competitions.

“The last few days have been very emotional. The week with both Cups is over and it’s been very positive for us. We started with a defeat that ended our streak of undefeated games, although we were able to eliminate Hull and make it to the EFL Cup final,” Mata said.

“The game was really tough. They played in front of their fans and showed their desire to be in the final, scoring first and putting a lot of pressure on us, but thanks to Paul’s goal we sealed the passport to Wembley’s final, and the team is very much looking forward to it.”

Manchester United will take on Southampton in the EFL Cup final at Wembley next month.

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