Juan Mata gives an assurance to Manchester United fans after Leicester loss

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Juan Mata has assured Manchester United fans the side will bounce back after losing to Leicester.

Manchester United star Juan Mata has revealed that he hopes to be in a better mood when he sits down to write his next blog post this time next week.

The Spanish international has revealed his disappointment and disbelief at the 5-3 defeat United were handed at Leicester City yesterday when they were 3-1 up and in control of the game.

Most importantly, he’s said sorry to the fans who travelled to Leicester to watch the team lose a match they really should have won.

“I have waited a few hours before facing the white screen to try to express how I feel after the game in Leicester. After a whole week waiting for the match I could not imagine a Sunday like this,” he wrote.

“I keep thinking about how we lost a game that was under control, but the thing is we were ahead, they equalised and when we tried to get advantage again we lost.

“Honestly, I feel very sorry that the weekend ended up for our fans in such a sad way.”

Manchester United now face two home games back-to-back against a West Ham side that will be confident after beating Liverpool and then a difficult home game against Roberto Martinez’ Everton.

It’s extremely important that United make good work of their home games, secure points and make their home games a basis for moving up the league table over the rest of the season.

The attack looks exciting but the defence has problems and once those problems have been addressed, the side can start moving in the right direction.

As Mata points out, the club have time this week to analyse what went wrong against Leicester and to ensure that the same mistakes don’t repeat themselves in the next two league games.

“There is time during the week to analyse what happened and learn from our mistakes so as not to make them again. Now we play two consecutive games in Old Trafford that we want to win for our fans. We will put our best efforts to it, you can be sure of that.”

Another record couldn’t possibly go against West Ham this weekend, could it?

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