Juan Mata has sung the praises of his United team mate and his campriot, Ander Herrera, claiming that the two players want the same thing out of the game.

“I think maybe we see the game in the same way,” Mata told the official site. “We are different players but we like to play the same way, which is to try to pass, to assist, to move and to find the gaps in the opposition defence. Ander is a great player and everyone who plays with him enjoys it.”

Mata believes that beating Arsenal has been a turning point for United and acted as a catalyst in the recent run of wins.

“Yes, I think that’s the point – winning a very big game, away from home, was very important,” he added. “That was after winning against Crystal Palace with a late goal and then winning two games in a row at Old Trafford. The confidence has been boosted with these results. I have always tried to score as many goals as I can,” he said. “Even though I’m not a proper striker, I have always had a good record at the end of the season with every team I have played for and right now I will try to keep scoring more.”