Mata: Dubai trip will strengthen the group
Hi everyone. Today I’m writing to you after packing my bag for Dubai, where we will spend a few different days of training.
It’s kind of weird, after a long time with games every three or four days, and it comes in good timing for the whole team to spend time together and work in that area of the world with such a good climate, especially in a month like January.
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We will have time to train, chat, to strengthen the group. It’s like a break in the routine of the day-to-day activity and that is always positive. I hope we come back full of energy for the game against Stoke at Old Trafford.
A few days later, the win against Derby County gave us a place in the next round of the FA Cup. As I always say, this competition is particularly nice. There’s something special about it.