Manchester United have seven 'finals' left and every point is crucial, says Juan Mata.

Manchester United ran out 3-1 winners against Aston Villa on Saturday to make it five Premier League wins in a row and Juan Mata admitted his side still have work to do.

The Spain international who said United must take every game as a 'final' has found his best form and it has come during the vital part of the campaign, as Louis van Gaal's men look to secure a Champions League spot and if possible a second place finish.

However, Mata has warned his side that they cannot afford to slip-up in the final seven matches.

'The season has gone so quickly – it seems we were in pre-season only a few months ago. But we still have some finals left before the end,' he told MUTV.

'We want to finish as high as we can and I think we can win a lot of games between now and the end of the season if we perform like we did in the last few games.

'We are facing two or three very big rivals like Chelsea, City and Arsenal so we need to be at our best level to beat them. Each game is a final and we have to think about each one on their own.

'So now we are thinking about Sunday [against City] and then we will think about the next one. Every point is very important from now until the end and we will look at every game as a final.'

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