In his weekly blog, Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata reflects on a difficult Easter Sunday encounter with Everton...
I do know that you may win or lose, that this is sport and it's part of the game. But I hate this feeling.
I feel very disappointed today. This is how you feel when you spend two weeks waiting for a game, getting ready for it, and then things don't go the way you wanted. It happened at Goodison Park and the truth is this is not the first time, as you know. Honestly, everything looked good at the start and we were looking forward to winning the game for our fans, but their first goal from the penalty spot came as a blow. For them it had exactly the opposite effect: Everton got more confidence, especially after scoring a second goal, and after that moment, the script of the match went to fit their needs.
Despite our efforts and the chances we had by the end of the game we didn't manage to come back, and what the league table shows now is something that neither the club nor the fans deserve. We will keep fighting until the end, that's the least we can do because I honestly think that we owe many good results to our supporters this season, mainly at Old Trafford. There are three games remaining at home (Norwich, Sunderland and Hull City) and the last one at Southampton. To get as many points as possible and finish as high as we can on the table is, unfortunately, the only goal ahead for us.
I hope the next game comes as soon as possible because, as you can imagine, this bad taste makes me mad. I thank you for all your messages of support in the good moments and, especially, in the bad ones. Without you everything would be more complicated.