Rafael, De Gea and Mata happy to be back in training

by Sam Peoples

Rafael, Juan Mata and David de Gea have been back in training with Manchester United this week and are understandably in a buoyant mood after the 3-0 win over Liverpool.

De Gea was magnificent against Liverpool and was deservedly named Man of the Match for another heroic performance in goal, while Mata was impressive going forward and got himself another goal in a United shirt.

Rafael himself didn’t feature in the game but having been back in training for some time now, the Brazilian must be very close to making a return to first-team action.


With six consecutive victories going into this weekend’s game against Aston Villa, United are in their best run of form since Sir Alex was in charge. The performances themselves have not always been totally dominant but the results speak for themselves and that’s what counts in football.

An away game to Villa will be another tough test as there are no easy games in the Premier League any more but in our current form, United will certainly be confident of coming away with three points.

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