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Man United can’t afford to lose again –Mata

Posted: Apr 21, 2015 at 6:50 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

JUAN Mata has laid out the challenge ahead of Manchester United.

Louis van Gaal’s six-game winning run came to an abrupt end on Saturday as United went down to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Eden Hazard scored after 38 minutes, driving through the United defence and slotting past David De Gea, after Radamel Falcao was dispossessed by John Terry.

And Mata, who has was given a good reception on his return to his former club, says United has to make the final five games count to hang on to its position in third.

Manchester City’s win over West Ham closed the gap to one point, and despite the champions poor form of late their run-in is slightly kinder.

“We know we have five finals ahead and we will try to win each of them to get to our goal,” Mata said.

“The first one is away against Everton, not an easy stadium.

“The last time we played against them we struggled a lot to win, but we will try to get the three points again.”

Mata also admitted his return to Stamford Bridge was a day of mixed feelings.