The Spain international and Manchester United’s attacking midfielder Juan Manuel Mata García simply known as Juan Mata says Manchester United were full of ‘anger and regret’ and the dressing room feels ‘helpless’ after the Everton draw on Sunday evening.
On Sundays match against the home team Everton, the 35-year-old former Sweden international Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the first goal of the match to give a lead to the visitors’ team with a brilliant first-half lob at Goodison Park, but the late substitute and former Blue Marouane Fellaini gave Ronald Koeman’s side a penalty put away by Leighton Baines after fouling Idrissa Gueye one minute from time.
And according to the Spanish international Juan Mata, who watched from the bench at Goodison, after the match Manchester United are full of “anger and regret” and the dressing room feels “helpless”.
United now face an uphill battle to make the top four and Mata wrote,
“Today we could extend that feeling of anger and regret after the draw at Goodison Park.”
“We could just say that it was a pity and how helpless we feel when important points slip away at the end of games that you think you deserved to have won.”
"It's been like that in the last few fixtures at Old Trafford and also yesterday.
"That was how we felt in the dressing room after the game against Everton."
Jose Mourinho’s side Manchester United has only won two of their past 11 Premier League matches, which is very much disappointing for everyone related to the English giant,
But the 28-year-old midfielder Juan Mata, who have played 97 matches with scoring 24 goals since joined the Manchester United in 2014 is adamant they must keep looking forward with the hectic Christmas schedule about to hit full stride.
As Mata said,
"I prefer to look forward, think about the potential of this squad and how united we are in the desire to convert all these draws into wins.
"We have to look forward; complaining about the bad luck is not worth it.”
"We must close the games and get what we deserve. That should be the only idea in our heads.”
"The next one is always the most important one. Against Zorya Luhansk we will play to be in the next round of the Europa League and we really want to make it.”
"From then onwards, we will try to find again a good run of results in the Premier League because, despite the feeling when we play is good, we have to take our chances to close the games."