Manchester United play-maker Juan Mata has posted his latest blog post following his side’s 1-0 defeat to Southampton at the weekend.
The Spaniard started the match against Ronald Koeman’s side but he could not help prevent a damaging victory that saw United slip to fourth in the table.
The club’s promising winning streak took a blow over the festive period when they drew against Aston Villa, Tottenham Hotspur and Stoke City and now they have dropped three more points.
Writing in his blog, Mata said, “To be honest, I don’t think we deserved to lose against Southampton.
“I tried every possible way until the end, but we just couldn’t make it. Next time it will be a different story, I’m sure.”
United’s defeat meant Southampton climbed above them into third and questions will now be asked of whether this United side really can see out the campaign in the top four, especially with Arsenal now hot on their heels.
United still have the talent to ensure Champions League qualification once more, but this season’s Premier League is as tight as ever and with the Gunners, West Ham United, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur also pushing for a top-four place, Louis van Gaal’s men will want to go on another winning run as soon as possible.