Juan Mata has taken to his usual Monday blog to sing the praises of his team mates. Mata is good friends with Ander Herrera, who scored two goals in our 3-1 win over Aston Villa, and has hailed him as a “genius”.

I’m writing to you after a weekend full of good feelings. As you know, the Premier League, and all the European leagues, resumed after the international break and I was eager to play again after the good vibes we had in Anfield.

It was on Saturday, and it was a great day at Old Trafford. The team performed at a very high level, we fought from the very first minute to win the game and we were able to score in decisive moments to make things difficult for Aston Villa. We tried to use both wings and circulate the ball fast, and actually that’s how we scored. Three great goals, I’d say.

Wayne’s goal was spectacular, really nice to watch; not many players can score a goal like that. And two more goals from Ander. I think this is the first time he scores twice in a game and I’m very happy for him! The truth is he deserves it. He is a genius on and off the pitch and I know how happy he was after the game.

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