Manchester United player Juan Mata has published his latest blog post, in which he speaks about the club’s 3-0 victory against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
Old Trafford was treated to a master-class in a first-half that saw United run away with the match and play arguably their best football of the season.
It was a far cry from the patient build-up play United supporters had grown accustomed to and they will hope the renewed vigour and confidence is a sign of things to come.
Mata was simply outstanding on the day, showing exactly why United paid Chelsea a then-club-record £37.1million for him during David Moyes’ time at the club.
With Angel Di Maria suspended, Mata was given the chance to show manager Louis van Gaal what he can do and he did that in some style.
Writing the following day, Mata expressed his thanks for the standing ovation that greeted his departure from the field while also saying how he felt while he was out there.
“From a personal view I had to say I felt really good on the pitch,” the United play-maker said, “and I enjoyed again from the beginning with my teammates, trying to be helpful in all aspects of the game.
“I heard your applause and I want to thank you for that.”
Mata is undeniably talented and on his day he is one of the most devastating play-makers in the Premier League.
Having had to wait patiently for chances in recent weeks, Sunday may be the turning point in both his and United’s season.