Juan Mata states his prediction for Stoke v Man United

Juan Mata looks ahead to Manchester United's trip to Stoke City in the Premier League on Saturday

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Manchester United playmaker Juan Mata Photo: BT Sport

Juan Mata has warned his Manchester United team-mates that they will have to be at their best if they want to beat Stoke City in the Premier League on Saturday.

The Red Devils have made a flying start to the new season and currently sit top of the Premier League table after having won all three of their games in the top flight.

Mata has helped Manchester United claim victories over West Ham United, Swansea City and Leicester City so far this season.

But the Spanish playmaker has warned the Red Devils that they will have their work cut out against the Potters on Saturday evening.

Mata is quoted as saying by Metro: “There’s still a lot to play for.

“Stoke is going to be tough, but we’re confident and the team is strong, mentally and physically. We’re playing good as a team.

“It’s about getting a good momentum. We have a good squad, but in football you never know what’s enough and what’s not enough.

“The players that came can add things to the team and they have already been playing very good.”

Manchester United finished in sixth place in the Premier League table under Jose Mourinho last season but still qualified for the Champions League thanks to their Europa League triumph.

The Red Devils are preparing to make their return to the Champions League group stage next week.

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