Manchester United recorded their sixth win on the spin for the first time this season under Louis van Gaal, following their 3-0 win over arch rivals Liverpool.
Mata scored the second after Wayne Rooney broke the deadlock and Robin van Persie finished off Brendan Rodgers' side as he scored the third from a Mata assist.
Mata went on to praise the Old Trafford atmosphere after the game as he wrote in his website [juanmata8.com].
Hi everyone. To tell the truth, this is not the usual blog entry. I got home a while ago and I still keep a smile on my face. This Sunday at Old Trafford has been a day to remember.
For Manchester United, the games against Liverpool are always special. That circumstance, added to our good run of results in the last few games, were enough to create a spectacular atmosphere inside the stadium.
Believe me, when you are playing football in a place like Old Trafford and the crowd starts roaring you do feel it. The support of the United fans during my time here has been amazing, something really gratifying, but this Sunday was special.
This 3-0 win strengthens our position at the top side of the table; it makes us feel strong. Since the moment I stepped onto the pitch from the tunnel to the very last minute of the match, the atmosphere was incredible. I feel very lucky to be able to participate in these kind of games which is what every footballer wants.
Personally, I was fortunate to score again. To be honest, I watched the footage and it’s true that I’m offside after Robin’s [van Persie] header. That is something you don’t realise when you are on the pitch. Anyway, we scored two more goals and that reinforces our victory.
Thank you once again for your messages, I read them all! Have a nice week! Hugs,
Manchester United face Aston Villa next at Villa Park and will look to make it seven wins on the bounce.
Written by @Chukkymufc