Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata has expressed his unhappiness at the Red Devils’ inability to secure the game against Leicester City.
Manchester United were recently involved in a 2-2 draw against 10-man Leicester City, in which the Red Devils threw away a 2-1 lead after conceding a very late equalizer.
During the game, United came from behind to take the lead with two fantastic strikes from Juan Mata but the Spaniard’s tenacity was not enough to ensure all three points for the Red Devils.
As a result, Mata is very frustrated with United’s inability to hang onto their leads and the Spanish international expressed his anger in a recent interview by stating that United needed to manage their lead against Leicester much better.
Speaking with MUTV, Mata told: “We didn’t kill the game and we should have killed it – it’s easy to say now. If we won, we would have been saying it was a fantastic game and we came back and did the most difficult thing which was to score twice after they went ahead. But that’s football and in the last seconds they put the ball into the box and scored.
“You have to keep going, particularly at Christmas time when you play every two or three days. Now we feel frustrated and angry, but we need to keep going and from tomorrow, rest and think about the next game. Obviously we aim to finish the next one with a much better feeling.”
United have been struggling to close the game down in recent weeks and this has proven to be a huge blow in their hopes of catching up to Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table.