Juan Mata urges Manchester United to show resolve

Goals from Pedro, Gary Cahill, Eden Hazard and N'Golo Kante ensured Jose Mourinho's first return to Stamford Bridge ended in bitter disappointment.

By: IANS | London | Published:October 24, 2016 9:53 pm
Manchester United v Fenerbahce SK - UEFA Europa League Group Stage - Group A Juan Mata has urged teammates to move on from the 0-4 defeat as they face Manchester City. (Source: Reuters)

Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata has urged his teammates to move on from the 0-4 defeat against Chelsea in the English Premier League (EPL) football competition on Sunday.

Goals from Pedro, Gary Cahill, Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante ensured United head coach Jose Mourinho’s first return to a match against Chelsea since he was sacked last year ended in bitter disappointment.

Now, United will seek a strong performance when they face cross-town rivals Manchester City in the English Football League Cup on Wednesday before facing Burnley in the EPL on Saturday.

“We must carry on. Luckily, in three days we have a very important fixture, and as from now we must focus on this new opportunity to get better,” Mata wrote in his blog.

“It sounds like a cliché but it’s true: when we win and everybody praises you it’s easy to be united and celebrate together, but it is now, after such a defeat, when we must remain mentally strong and keep going. Together we win and together we lose,” the Spanish international added.

“Thank you so much to the fans that came to London, you didn’t stop cheering us on through the 90 minutes, even when things became so difficult, you guys are amazing; and also to the Chelsea fans, for they always show me their respect and affection.”

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