Mata speaks on present function in United squad and the way he stays sharp
Manchester United Midfielder Juan Mata has chosen a supporting role at the club. The Spanish international is no longer a constant these days after a spate of new midfielders.
United struck gold last winter when they brought the Portuguese sensation at Lisbon’s Bruno Fernandes. This jeopardized Mata’s position in attacking midfield and the creative role.
It’s easy to say that Mata’s playing time has been cut significantly since Fernandes’ arrival. With Donny Van de Beek also featured, Juan Mata spends most of his time on the sidelines.
In the midst of these constant irregularities in the starting position, he faced the challenges. Mata admits that the hardest and most challenging part is staying fit and sharp after taking a break from regular play.
The player opened in an open interview with L’Equipe: I try to stay strong in my head, to train as best I can, to be physically and mentally ready every time someone calls me. Even if it is of course not always easy if you don’t play every game. “
When asked how he is keeping up with fitness levels, he said:
“When I was 15 I left Oviedo / Asturias, the city I grew up in, to join Real Madrid’s training center. At this age, when you are not with your parents and friends, you will grow up faster. I found myself competing with very talented young people and I didn’t know if I was at their level. I was a bit scared. “
Juan Mata talks about the upcoming Paris Saint Germain challenge
Manchester United seem to have a particular problem when it comes to the PSG games !. The Reds had a fantastic win in the match at Parc Does Princes, with Marcus Rashford scoring a screamer at the last minute.
However, Mata emphasizes that the quality of the French team cannot be compromised. With loads of offensive brilliance in Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Angel Di Maria, they will take revenge in the theater of dreams.
He admitted that PSG will give it their all in the second leg – PSG are an excellent side that recently played in the Champions League final.
“We had a good performance during our game at Parc des Princes (2-1 win) but given the way the group has developed, I’m sure the Parisians will come to Old Trafford to win. We know how dangerous they can be. “
The Red Devils are hoping for a win to secure qualification in the knockout phase. Ole Gunnar’s men will be very confident after a comeback win in Southampton with former PSG man Edison Cavani who scored the winner.