Juan Mata‘s Monday morning blog is always a good way to start the week but even the eternally optimistic Mata has struggled today after what happened at Goodison Park yesterday.
The Spaniard, like every other Manchester United player, struggled to perform against Everton and it’s just another loss that puts mounting pressure on David Moyes’ future at the club.
Just the one solitary hug from Juan this week. He’s hurting, and so are the fans.
I do know that you may win or lose, that this is sports and it’s part of the game. But I hate this feeling.
I feel very disappointed today. This is how you feel when you spend two weeks waiting for a game, getting ready for it, and then things don’t go the way you wanted. It happened in Goodison Park and the truth is this is not the first time, as you know. Honestly, everything looked good at the start and we were looking forward to winning the game for our fans, but their first goal from the penalty spot came as a blow. For them it had exactly the opposite effect: Everton got more confidence, especially after scoring a second goal, and since that moment the script of the match went to fit their needs.
Despite our efforts and the chances we had by the end of the game we didn’t manage to come back, and what the Premiership table shows now is something that neither the club nor the fans deserve. We will keep fighting until the end, that’s the least we can do because I honestly think that we owe many good results to our supporters this season, mainly in Old Trafford. There are three games remaining at home (Norwich, Sunderland and Hull City) and the last one in Southampton. To get as many points as possible and finish as high as we can on the table is, unfortunately, the only goal ahead for us.
So far we were the more reliable side in the away games, but the streak came to an end this Sunday and it’s fair to say that Everton deserve a lot of credit for their season…
I say goodbye now looking forward to the next game. I hope it comes as soon as possible because, as you can imagine, this bad taste makes me mad. And, of course, I thank you for all your messages of support in the good moments and, especially, in the bad ones. Without you everything would be more complicated.