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Mata: Beating Chelsea gave us a great feeling

Hi everyone. It’s just a few hours since I came home from Old Trafford after playing Chelsea, a game that is special and will always be special for me.

It was an even game, very intense too, and we managed to win and to get three points that are very important for us. A victory at home is always more satisfying because as soon as you leave the dressing room you see everybody around, your fans… and they all have happy faces.

It’s a great feeling, even more after a comeback against such a good team. We were able to recover despite Willian’s goal to get the three points that keep us in the second place of the table.

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Read what the boss said after Sunday's satisfying come-from-behind victory over the Blues at Old Trafford.

This win puts an end to a crucial week in which we also visited Sevilla in the last 16 round of the Champions League. The goalless draw will demand a great game from us at Old Trafford, as we already knew, if we want to get to the next round.

With the support of our fans, I’m convinced that we will give everything to make it, even though Sevilla is a very talented team as we know. By the way, I take this opportunity to thank Sevilla’s supporters at the Sanchez Pizjuan for their treatment and applause when I was substituted. It was nice.

Mata was warmly appreciated by the Sevilla fans when substituted during the goalless draw in Spain

Anyway, we still have to wait a few days for the Champions League. Before that, we have the whole week to work well on the game against Crystal Palace that is scheduled for next Monday. They are in much need of points and for us this is the typical visit that shows the toughness of the Premier League. Selhurst Park is not an easy stadium to play at, and I’m sure it will be a difficult game for us. I keep good memories of my games against them, especially that final at Wembley that we managed to win after a comeback.

I wish you a great week.

Hugs,

Juan

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