Mata on Chelsea win and denting Liverpools title hopes

first_imgManchester United midfielder Juan Mata is delighted with the way his side responded to their first loss under interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.The Red Devils eliminated Sarri’s men on their patch thanks to goals from Herrera and Pogba after their 2-0 reverse to PSG at Old Trafford last week.Solskjaer’s men will face stubborn Wolves in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup and Mata praised his team’s reaction against the Blues, after their recent setback in Europe.“It was the perfect reaction to our defeat against Paris Saint-Germain,” said the Spaniard.“It is not easy to come to Stamford Bridge and win against Chelsea, to not concede any goals and to play good football.“I think it was a very good evening for us and it will give us a lot of confidence for the next games.”The Norwegian is optimistic United can reach the FA Cup final at Wembley, and Mata insists the club has not given up on their European pursuit.“We had a difficult result against Paris Saint-Germain but we still believe that we can come back,” he told Sky.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“In the Premier League, our main target is to get top four after a very good run of results. One or two months ago it seemed pretty impossible to get where we are now.“In the FA Cup we are close to Wembley so hopefully we can go to Wembley again with all our fans because it is a very nice feeling.”Top performance 💪, our away supporters were, as always, magnificent 🙌 & also nice reception from @ChelseaFC fans 🙏🏻. Proud of the team! 🔴⚪️⚫️ @ManUtd @EmiratesFACup #mufc #FACup— Juan Mata García (@juanmata8) February 18, 2019Up next is a clash with Liverpool on Sunday, and Mata is hoping to dent the Reds’ title hopes with a victory at Old Trafford.“It is one of those games that we have in our calendar with a red spot waiting for it,” he said. “It is one of the big ones.“Obviously we want to win. We play at home and hopefully, it will be a very good day for us at Old Trafford.”last_img

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