Mata beaming after big win in Austria
Juan reflects on United's 5-0 victory over LASK - and his third goal of the season...
In your long career, have you ever experienced anything quite like tonight? "I don't remember playing behind closed doors so of course it was a different game, but I think we did really well when you look at the score and the performance. It was not easy in the beginning because they are a team that press a lot. We didn't have our best game in terms of passing and controlling, and it wasn't easy on that pitch with this ball, but at the end of the day we scored five goals, we are happy and ready to come back to Manchester." What difference does it make during the game? Does it feel strange because there is no noise? "Yes, it does feel strange. It's like training, when you play a game in training, there's no crowd and it felt a little bit the same. But of course your mind is in a competitive mood and you know that it is an official game so we did what we were asked to do which is to play in these circumstances and we need to act accordingly and trust in the experts and perform like we did today." There were some lovely goals tonight and you got one, with a lovely through-ball from Fred... "Yes, it was a fantastic ball from Fred. It was difficult to see my run because there were many players in front of him but he's got that beautiful left foot and that vision. It was a perfect ball and I could finish. After that we scored another two goals, so I think in the last 15 minutes we killed the game and we are very happy about that." We can see your understanding with Bruno is building. You seem to have a great telepathic knowledge... "I think we understand football in the same way. We like to play the same way, passing and moving and giving lines, playing with each other and looking for our forwards in behind like we did with Dan today and with Odion who scored a fantastic goal also. So it's great to have him in the team, Bruno, and also Odion who is scoring in almost every single game that he plays, great guy, and we're very happy now with them in the team." Obviously you are in a great position now for the second leg and while there are clearly more important things to worry about, you stayed professional and got the job done... "Yes, I would say it was a very professional performance so of course winning 5-0 we can say that we did a very good first leg but when we play at Old Trafford we will try to win the game again and play good and try to score and try to enjoy our football like we did today."