Juan Mata.

Mata: Dubai allows us to gather our strength

Monday 07 January 2019 09:45

Hi everyone. I am writing this first blog post of 2019 from Dubai. Last Saturday, after beating Reading in the Emirates FA Cup, we went straight to the airport to come here, where we will spend most of the week at a mini winter training camp.

After playing five games in two weeks, this little ‘break’ comes at a good time, where we have time to be with our team-mates, build our team spirit further and gather our strength for the second half of the season.

They also say that the sun makes your body produce vitamin D, which is good for your health. 

What helps our confidence most is to win. The victories, as is always the case, came at a great time for the team.

We are enjoying a great period of form and we are going to fight to extend it as far as we can, enjoying the journey as much as possible.

The game against Reading, honestly, wasn’t the best we’ve played of late but, with the confidence that we have and the unconditional support at Old Trafford, we were able to get through to the next round of the FA Cup.


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