Juan Mata in a training session

Mata: Hopefully I will be back soon

Monday 11 March 2019 10:22

Today I am writing this from home in Manchester. It is has been another different week, without being able to play, but there are reasons to be optimistic.

On Friday I was able to put in some work out on a pitch again and my recovery is progressing as hoped. Hopefully I can rejoin the team soon.

I watched the game at the Emirates at home too. A defeat that wasn’t desired but has to be played down. I believe that we deserved more against Arsenal.
Juan has missed the last four matches since coming off injured against Liverpool last month.
In the second half, in particular, we started to look for the equaliser, but once they scored their penalty the task ahead was a lot tougher. It has to be remembered that we were playing against a great team at their own ground, but I really think that we deserved better than a 2-0 loss.

It resulted in our first defeat with Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] in domestic competition (Premier and FA Cup), where we had amassed 15 matches unbeaten. Despite this disappointment, we continue moving forward with the motivation to get back to winning ways, and we do so with confidence.

To finish talking about last week, obviously we have to discuss Paris. It is something difficult to explain with just words. A historic night. To come back from 2-0 down is tough, but to do so against an opponent like PSG is even more difficult.

This magical night represented the greatness of Manchester United and it will be, without doubt, remembered forever in the history of our club. We’re already looking forward to playing in the quarter-finals.
But first, we have to look at the future and not the past. This week, the FA Cup returns. We have already had to play some tricky fixtures in this competition and the trip to Wolves on Saturday will be no different.

We want to be in the semi-finals of a tournament that is very special for everyone, and to do so we will have to put in a good performance against opponents who are having a great season.

Thank you for your messages and I hope that you have a fantastic week. I’m going to keep doing everything I can to be back fit as soon as possible.

Hugs, Juan.

You can read my full blog post here on my website, JuanMata8.com.

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