Juan Mata states his prediction for Swansea v Man United

Juan Mata looks ahead to Manchester United's League Cup clash with Swansea City on Tuesday night

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Manchester United playmaker Juan Mata Photo: Handout

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

Manchester United are currently preparing to take on the Swans in South Wales as they bid to get back to winning ways in the top flight following their disappointing 2-1 loss at the hands of Huddersfield Town in the Premier League last weekend.

The Red Devils will aim to book their place in the quarter-finals of the League Cup with victory over Swansea on Tuesday night at the Liberty Stadium.

Jose Mourinho’s men are aiming to defend their title after they won the trophy in the Portuguese coach’s first campaign in charge last term.

However, Mata has warned his team-mates not to take anything for granted ahead of the game.

Writing in his personal blog, Mata said: “On Tuesday, we’re back to the Carabao Cup. It’s against Swansea, a Premier League side, and we play them at the Liberty Stadium, so it’s going to be a tough game.

“But, we are the reigning champions and we will try our best to win and keep moving forward.”

Manchester United’s loss to Huddersfield was their first defeat in the Premier League this season.

The loss left them in second place in the Premier League table and five points behind leaders Manchester City after nine games of the new campaign.

Mourinho is aiming to become the first manager to lead Manchester United to the title since Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013.

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