English Premiership

Mata: Changes need time

2014-08-25 10:56
Juan Mata (AFP)

England - Juan Mata has admitted that Manchester United need to hit a good patch of form following their lacklustre draw to Sunderland.

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In his weekly blog, Mata expects positive things under new manager Louis van Gaal but knows that it will take some time before they can bare the fruits of their work.  

“I do think that changes need time. We are talking about a new project, with a new manager and a new style,” said the Spaniard.

“There is going to be a transition and that new start is more difficult if you don’t get good results.”

“We would have liked to win the first two games of the season but that didn’t happen, and all we can do now is to prepare the next game, try to get the three points and start a good streak.”

“We must remain positive and confident, keep working hard and get better day after day.”

The former Chelsea midfielder revealed that he is pleased to have scored his first English Premiership goal of the season but not entirely as they could break a stubborn Black Cats defence.

While Marcos Rojo is still awaiting his working permit, the 26-year-old is excited about the Argentine and believes the defender has a lot to offer the Red Devils.

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“I believe he can contribute a lot of good things to the team as he showed, for instance, in the last World Cup with Argentina.”

United take on MK Dons in the Capital One Cup and Mata sees it as another opportunity to improve and work on their new formation.

“It’s another competition and a new opportunity to keep getting better. They have had a good start in the League One and I’m sure they will take this game as a final.”

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