03/02/2014 10:42, Report by Nick Coppack
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Mata: My first week

Each Monday, Juan Mata sits down to share his thoughts in his personal blog. Below is an extract from this week's musings...

As I write this I keep thinking about all the things that have happened in the last week… 

And I do that still from the hotel room where I live since I arrived in Manchester a week ago. For the next posts I hope I can write from my own house; I’m looking forward to find it! I think it’s important to find a home as soon as possible and there are very nice areas to live here in Manchester.

As I already said, the reception from the club has been great, to be honest. Both my team-mates and the fans are making me feel very comfortable since the first day. In terms of football, we all hope to start a good run of results and to climb up the Premier League table. 

The week started with a victory against Cardiff. It was my first game with United, and it was in Old Trafford. I can assure you that I will never forget that night. The reception from the fans was unbelievable. And the ovation when I was substituted, amazing. You get goose bumps…

Unfortunately, we didn’t win our second game of the week, in Stoke. It’s a tricky stadium, and the wind was not a good help to play football, but I honestly think we didn't deserve to lose. We were really unlucky with their

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