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Mata: I’ll be supporting United from my armchair on Wednesday

Juan Mata has updated his blog and reflected on his best United performance to date, with him scoring two and assisting another in United’s win over Newcastle.

“Hi everyone:

The truth is, after a game like Saturday’s, I realise once again how nice football can be, and how much you enjoy the few days following a victory and a good performance. I still have a smile on my face :-) To spend a relaxed Sunday knowing that you have done your job is priceless. And it was not an easy thing to do in St. James’ Park, but the team delivered and we got three more points to keep this great streak on away games.

After the match I was very happy from a personal point of view; moreover, I was really pleased with the effort made by all players to win, and it’s a key victory to try to climb on the table and to go to Germany full of confidence.

I scored and enjoyed on the pitch again; I wish the streak goes on until the end of the season. As I said after the game, I have a very good understanding with my team-mates and I was also very happy with Chicha and Adnan’s goals.

By the way, you may wonder about my celebration with De Gea… The reason is that we had been practising free-kicks the day before and David said I was going to score against Newcastle… because that day I was misfiring all my shots! And so it happened :-)

This victory gives us a lot of energy for our game in Munich on Wednesday. In the first leg, the support from Old Trafford was our power to cope with such a tough game. It was a great night that I had to enjoy from the stands. On Wednesday I’ll be supporting from home, in front of the TV, aware that the Allianz Arena is one of the toughest stadiums in Europe… but also aware that we are Manchester United and I’m sure we can make it through!

In Spain it seems the battle for the title will be thrilling until the very end. The top-three teams won, including Atlético, who had a complicated match, and Real Madrid, in a remarkable 0-4 in Anoeta, Real Sociedad’s fortress. At this stage they all know that dropping one single point can make the difference and that is stressing… At the bottom of the table things are yet to be decided. In that regard, Elche’s victory against Getafe was one of the main games of the weekend.

Last week I visited Lymm, a village full of historical buildings surrounded by canals. A perfect place to relax and forget about everything. Since we don’t play the next weekend I may try another escape somewhere else. I invite you to make suggestions ;)

Once again, thank you very much for your support and for your recent messages. I read you! I hope I can keep my good streak!

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  1. gra mar says:

    @Wayne – FIFA is load of septic cock. I didn’t even look at the ranking as it means fuck all to me. I’m sure there are some Qatari teams riding high up the rankings too. Knobends.

  2. The_red_devils says:

    Gra mar
    lahm has been good in defensive midfield position. He will be tasked to protect the defence. Like you said kroos is good in supporting attack, he is thier pass master.
    Their center backs don’t like pace and quick movements which we should be looking to exploit. Keeping them scoreless in 1st half will be key.

  3. Tommy says:


    I remember the game mate, it was actually a league game mate, we won 4 0 I think and they won the nwzt 2 games against the teams around them, Who the fuck are the FA to tell anybody who their strongest team is

  4. Tommy says:


    Sorry mate, I thought he was a dead cert, been years since a good horse won the national, too many get taken out by loose horses or get taken down when others fall

  5. Tommy says:


    I heard Rafeal had not travelled, if someone can confirm this

  6. Tommy says:

    Moyes getting better in the press conferences, He has said he expects us to play better, He has not used the word try today

  7. FBr David Lee says:

    got an itchy feeling that Man United will beat this Bayern team tonight by a whisker. Come on lads, lets make the ABUs drool at our UCL run!

  8. FBr David Lee says:

    by a whisker. let ABUs awe at our tough to be beaten attitude.


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