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We must follow our own path

18 Dec 2017

Hi everyone,

As we said a week ago, we didn’t feel like remembering past games. All we wanted to do was to focus on the next challenges. The two wins that we got this week show that the team has the ability and the character to keep walking its path, moving forward instead of moaning when things don’t go the way we wanted.

Firstly we got the three points in a really tough game at Bournemouth. They made it hard for us but that’s no news in the Premier League, where you know that you will have to go through some difficulties in every single game. The key is to get over them and to create your chances to win, chances that you eventually have to take, of course. That’s what we did and it gave us a lot of confidence to face the second match of the week against West Bromwich Albion. It was another complex and tough game, and we couldn’t close it until the final whistle despite taking the lead in the first half with two nice goals from Romelu and Jesse.

West Brom vs Manchester United (1-2) RESUMEN Y GOLES | Premier League | 17/12/2017 by footbie.com

It may sound like a cliché, but in a month with nine fixtures to play, your goal is to stay absolutely focused on the next game, in order to win it with the utmost professionalism and effectiveness. For sure, you should always try to enjoy every game, but the most important thing in this crucial month is to be physically and mentally ready for the marathon of fixtures.

This week we also have a ‘double session’, what else could it be? We have the Carabao Cup on Wednesday against Bristol City. They are having a sensational season in the Championship so far, and with a few consecutive wins lately they have proved to be one of the candidates to get promoted. It won’t be an easy game.

A few days later we will play the third away game in a row, at Leicester. It’s going to be on the day before Christmas Eve, so I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a happy festive season; I hope that you can enjoy Christmas with your beloved ones. My family is coming to Manchester so we will spend this special time of the year together.

I also want to congratulate Real Madrid for winning the Club World Cup, one more title to add to their amazing list of honours.

That’s it for today. Thank you for always being there and have a nice week. Hugs,

Juan Mata

Juan

PS: I was really happy to see Eduardo Berizzo coaching Sevilla again, and I hope that we can say the same about Javier Imbroda very soon. Also, I’d like to express my admiration and gratitude to Kaká, who has announced his retirement from professional football. A legend of our sport. Thank you for everything, Ricardo!



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