Manchester United's Juan Mata talks about the ‘warning sign’ they must not ignore

FA Cup

Manchester United's Juan Mata has been reflecting on an interesting weekend of FA Cup action.

Manchester United play-maker Juan Mata has written his usual Monday blog entry, with specific focus on the club’s recent FA Cup clash with Cambridge United.

Louis van Gaal’s side were held to a 0-0 draw by the impressive League Two club, and Mata commented on that along with the shock results that followed on Saturday.

Chelsea, Manchester City, Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur were all eliminated from the competition on a weekend of giant-killings and Mata explained that his side would not have it easy in the Old Trafford replay.

“On paper, it may seem easy to beat a team of a lower division,” he wrote. “It is not.

“We just have to take the example of last Saturday, with two big clubs being knocked out at home. It reminds us that the FA Cup is full of surprises.

“Also, it should be a warning sign for us ahead of our replay.”

United welcome Cambridge a week on Wednesday, but before that they have an important Premier League match against a Leicester City side who have already defeated them once this season.

The Foxes won 5-3 earlier in the campaign and United will want to get revenge for a result few saw coming.

They will then turn their attention back to a FA Cup campaign that could yet lead to success, if they can overcome their resilient opponents and avoid the remaining big guns in the next few rounds.

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