Juan Mata Urges His Team to Stick Together in Emotional Blog Post

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Manchester United suffered their first Premier League loss this season, and first defeat since the European Super Cup in early August this past weekend, at the hands of Huddersfield Town A.F.C. After the tremendous upset, United manager Jose Mourinho pointed out the errors that led to both of the Terriers’ goals- one by midfielder Juan Mata, the other by central defender Victor Lindelof.

Mata got the hook at half-time on Saturday, but, given his blog post today, seems to have the right attitude about all the setbacks and how to properly respond to them in a positive manner.

“We knew this moment would arrive sooner or later, although that’s something you never wish for, of course,” the Spaniard wrote at Juanmata8.com in a blog post entitled “Stay United and Carry On.”

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“Now it’s time to learn from mistakes and keep going, as we always do, showing that the team sticks together when things don’t go so well, which is when we need it most. Since the European Super Cup defeat, we’ve been performing really well against all kind of opponents. On Saturday, though, Huddersfield played their cards better than us and took all three points. All we can do now is congratulate them and move on.”

“This is a not a sprint, but a marathon and there is still a long way to go.”

“Let’s not forget that, before that game, we had got a good win in Lisbon. We beat a very good side in Benfica, a team with plenty of Champions League experience, but we’re the reigning champions and we will try our best to win and keep moving forward.

“There’s another big game next weekend, this time against Tottenham.”

“They’re one of the most difficult teams to beat in the top-flight and it’s a key game for us to show all the virtues we have been talking about over the last two months.”

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To preview tomorrow night’s League Cup clash against Swansea City, you can check out the MUFC starting XI prediction at this link, and the United injury report at this link.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net and TheBank.News, which is partnered with News Now and Minute Media. Banks, a former writer for the Washington Times, NBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com, currently contributes regularly to WGN CLTV and Chicago Now.

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  1. What a joke, Mata was probably trying to deflect the attention from his first goal blunder, it was his fault especially his cowardly challenge that allowed the opposition player to counter attck and score ! He should stand up and admit his fault although Ashley Young’s poor pass didn’t do him any favours either ! Mata has always been cowardly when going into challenges with more robust teams !

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