Juan Mata and David De Gea share a joke.

Mata and De Gea's footballing marathon

Monday 19 August 2019 09:57

How weird it is to have a weekend without football… Well, there’s been a lot of it, but playing on a Monday definitely means that you experience your weekend in a different way.

We have trained every day and now find ourselves in our team hotel in Wolverhampton, after spending around an hour and a half travelling down from Manchester by coach.


As you can imagine, I’ve had plenty of time to watch quite a lot of games after training sessions.

Ole's team news for Wolves trip


Catch up on what the manager said about his options, during the pre-match press conference.

In fact, on Saturday, David [De Gea] and I had a footballing marathon of five games: Arsenal vs Burnley, Manchester City vs Tottenham, Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid, Racing Santander vs Malaga (I wanted to watch my friend David Lomban) and Elche vs Fuenlabrada (David wanted to watch Elche, the team he has supported since he was little).

We also watched a little bit of Real Zaragoza vs Tenerife, as we wanted to see the debut of our good friend [Shinji] Kagawa in Spain. Hopefully, he enjoys some good luck there.

Truthfully, it feels better to watch other games after you’ve already played yours and won, so you can enjoy the rest of them knowing that you’ve done your job.

Playing on Monday means that you have to wait. After winning our first league game, we want to extend our good start, although we know that visiting Wolves is always tough.

Without needing to look back too far, last season, we experienced it on more than one occasion. They are a very hard-working team who always compete well against the ‘big teams’. Hopefully, it will be a good game and we will be able to take home the three points.

United suffered disappointment at Molineux in the Emirates FA Cup and Premier League last term.
Hugs, and I hope you all have a good week. 


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