Juan Mata reveals his target for the season with Man United

Juan Mata wants to score at least 10 goals for Manchester United this season

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Manchester United playmaker Juan Mata Photo: The Sport Review

Juan Mata has revealed that he is hoping to hit double figures for Manchester United in goals this season.

The Spanish playmaker set the Red Devils on their way towards victory over Crystal Palace at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon when he netted in the third minute.

Goals from Marouane Fellaini and Romelu Lukaku then completed the rout for Jose Mourinho’s men as they continued their strong start to the new campaign.

Mata’s strike on Saturday was his first goal of the season in all competitions for the Red Devils and he admits that he is hoping to find the net more often in the coming weeks and month.

Speaking to Manchester United’s website after Saturday’s game, Mata said: “It was good for me [to score].

“I’ve been lacking in some games, I’ve been trying to score my first goal of the season and I did today and I’m very happy.

“Hopefully this season, again, I can hit double figures.”

Mata has started six of Manchester United’s seven Premier League games this season and is clearly considered an important player by Mourinho at Old Trafford.

He will be hoping to add to his goal tally when the Red Devils take on Liverpool in their next Premier League game at Anfield after the international break on Saturday 14 October.

The Red Devils are currently in second place in the Premier League table and level on points with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side after seven games of the new campaign.

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