Juan Mata predicting trophy success for Man United

Juan Mata is tipping Man United to start challenging for major trophies in the near future

Juan Mata
Juan Mata (Photo: The Sport Review)

Juan Mata does not think that it will be too long before Manchester United start winning trophies again.

The Red Devils were forced to endure a trophyless campaign last season after they ended up sixth in the Premier League table and without any silverware.

Indeed, the last two trophies that Manchester United won were in the 2016-17 season under Jose Mourinho, when they lifted both the Europa League and League Cup.

Manchester United have made something of a mixed start to the new campaign under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Red Devils have only won two of their opening seven Premier League games to leave them down in 10th place in the table and three points adrift of the top four.

However, Mata is feeling confident that the Red Devils are on the right track, despite their stuttering start to the new campaign.

Speaking at a news conference on Wednesday, Mata said: “I think that when the club says we’re going to take time and the manager as well, we don’t believe it’s going to be too long.

“I think this club, since I’ve been born, has always been winning.

“[Ole] has won here a lot as a player and, for me, personally, I have been here for a few years already and won a few things, but obviously, my aim in my mind is only to win something important with United.

“I believe that during my time here as a player we can do it.

“Obviously, we know other teams are doing things well and playing very good football, but I think that winning a trophy with United is possible and that, now, in the final part of my career, is my biggest opportunity.”

Manchester United will now switch their attentions back to Premier League affairs and their trip to Newcastle United on Sunday afternoon.

The Red Devils will then resume top-flight duties with a home clash against Liverpool FC after the international break on 20 October.

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