Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata has revealed what he hopes for from the club’s final home game of the season on Tuesday evening.
Ryan Giggs’ side take on Hull City at Old Trafford at the end of a campaign that has gone anything but according to plan.
With David Moyes no longer at the helm, and questions remaining over who the next permanent boss will be, United fans will surely be thinking things can only get better. But Mata has taken to his blog to reveal that he wants to give the home fans something to celebrate against the Tigers.
“It’s our last game at home this season and we want to have a decent farewell in front of our fans, with a good game and a victory,” Mata wrote.
“They have given us a remarkable support throughout the last year and that shows the greatness of the club and the loyalty of the fans in the good and, in particular, the bad moments.”
There have been plenty of the latter this season, with not even Mata’s club-record signing able to lift the gloom that settled over Old Trafford.
As good as Moyes’ record was away from home, the Theatre of Dreams was more like an Arena of Nightmares for the reigning champions.
So United have two more games, after which the post-mortem will begin in earnest.
“Then it will be time to analyse what has been a complicated season for the club,” Mata added, “although I’m sure the future will bring again titles and happiness to our fans, because that is what they deserve.”
Whether the new manager turns out to be Louis van Gaal or someone else entirely, it will be interesting to see who Mata plays alongside next season and beyond. Because one thing is certain, at United, things are about to change…