Juan Mata: “It makes me mad not being able to give you what you deserve”
It’s been a grueling season for the United faithful so far, and considering the horror loss to Liverpool on Sunday, and widespread rumours of a major bust up between David Moyes and Ryan Giggs in the ensuing fallout, you wonder how things can get any worse for the Red Devils.
Indeed, Juan Mata can be numbered among the disconsolate, with the Spanish attacker this week struggling to keep up appearances on his official blog,
“I’ll be very honest: in a day like this it’s not easy to write the blog. I even thought it would be better to keep quiet and not to write, for I know many fans are really upset now, and so are we.”
Liverpool’s 3-0 win at Old Trafford saw United reach a new low in the league this year, with their top four ambitions all but extinguished thanks to a ruthless performance of attacking intent from their fierce rivals.
But Mata has words of comfort for the suffering United fans out there, insisting that their current plight is only temporary, and that they will be out to banish the memory of the Liverpool loss in the upcoming games,
“The storm will pass and the sun will rise again. I have no doubt,” the 25-year-old added,
“It was a tough defeat, but I want to tell you that we will give everything we have in order to forget about this in the remaining games.”
“There are no words to describe your support in the stadium. In games like yesterday it makes me mad not being able to give you what you deserve. I know there is nothing I can say right now, but at least I want you to know how I feel.”
A heartfelt message indeed, with Mata seemingly just as much a wizard with the pen as he is with a football.
A regular fixture for United in the league since his £37m move from Chelsea in January, Mata is however cup-tied for the Champions League, and will take his place in the stands as a spectator for their crunch last 16 second leg encounter with Olympiakos on Wednesday, with the Red Devils needing two goals to drag the tie level.
“As you know I can not play any more in the Champions League this season, but I’ll be backing the team at Old Trafford as any other fan.”
“If we score in the first few minutes, I think we can make it, with your help.”
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