Juan Mata believes that Manchester United must be consistent if they hope to win the Premier League again. It’s been five years since the club finished the season atop the summit of the biggest domestic competition in world football, and United have yet to be seriously involved in any of the title races since 2013. Mata, signed from Chelsea in 2014, believes that consistency will be the key if they hope to compete with a Manchester City side that finished 19 points ahead of them last term.
“I know what Manchester United fans want, they want to win trophies, be proud of the team and enjoy us when they watch us play and we want the same,” he told Sky Sports News.“The team that wins the Premier League is the most consistent, winning points and points, week in, week out. We need to do that if we want to win.
“Obviously there is the Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup, so we have many tournaments to play for and hopefully we can go to the end in all of them. We want a positive season, to try and play good football and try and win some trophies. We have this magnificent fanbase, all around the world. We want to make them proud and win things for them in a good style.”
Mata comments are exactly the sort that fans will want to hear prior to a massive season for the club. After a distant second place finish in the league, defeat in the FA Cup final, a limp Champions League exit to Sevilla in the last 16 and an embarrassing defeat to Bristol City in the Carabao Cup quarter finals, the pressure is certainly on both Mourinho and his players to deliver in this upcoming campaign. With two weeks to go before the Premier League curtain raiser with Leicester City, here’s hoping that they can deliver.