So what if they lost to Manchester City last weekend, at home, and are left 11 whole points behind them in the table? Juan Mata feels the season is anything but over, and counts on the hectic festive period to improve his team’s chances of challenging their cross-town rivals for the Premier League title.
In any other different season, we probably would be top of the Premier League with this amount of points
the Man United midfielder told reporters, looking rather amazed himself at how well City are doing this season, that well that even United’s 38 points from 17 matches are made to look… few (compared to City’s).
We need to focus on ourselves. Obviously City are doing very well, that’s why they are first in the table. But we need to focus on us and how well we are doing. We also need to be learning from the games we didn’t win and then carry on through this difficult Christmas period. Hopefully, come the end of the season, we’ll be fighting for the title
Mata said, kind of hopeful that the back-to-back games all teams have to go through the next three weeks could make a difference on how the table will look, early January.
The most important thing is we are doing all right as a team. I think we are doing well in the Premier League, even though we are not in the position we’d like to be in. We have a lot of points in this early stage of December and we’ve qualified first in the group in the Champions League, plus there are the two other cups
the Spaniard also said, not overlooking the fact that United are delivering on… multiple fronts this season.