Juan Mata sets Man United target under Jose Mourinho
Juan Mata insists that he is determined to win the Premier League with Manchester United
Juan Mata has insisted that he is determined to help Manchester United win the Premier League title under Jose Mourinho.
The Spanish playmaker is currently getting used to life under the Portuguese coach at Old Trafford following Mourinho’s appointment as the club’s new boss back in May.
Manchester United are currently way off the pace in the race for the title, with Mourinho’s men sixth in the table and 14 points behind leaders Chelsea heading into this weekend’s round of games.
However, despite a title challenge looking unlikely this season, Mata has stressed his belief that the Red Devils can win the title in the coming seasons.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Mata said: “I would love to win it. I have been lucky enough to win so many trophies already. But I’ve been in England six seasons now and haven’t won it yet.
“I’m 28 years old now and time flies. It feels like yesterday that I was playing in my first year at Valencia when I was 19.
“There are so many good and bad things that I’ve been through, flying through the years, so you need to sometimes take a step aside and think about what you are doing and what you still want to achieve.
“Because for me it’s very important not to relax as a professional footballer and think I’ve won trophies with great teams and that is success. For me it is about always getting hungrier, trying to improve and trying to be better.”
Manchester United, who beat Leicester 3-0 last weekend, finished fifth last season under Louis van Gaal and won the FA Cup.
Mata will be hoping to feature for the Red Devils when they take on Watford at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.