Juan Mata Predicts Man United’s Future If Solskjaer Stays As Manager

Manchester United's Juan Mata applauds fans after the match.

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Juan Mata is confident Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the man to end Manchester United’s trophy drought.

The Red Devils have failed to win a title since Jose Mourinho’s first season in-charge of the Mancunians, when the Portuguese led the team to EFL Cup and Europa League glory.

Jose has since been replaced by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who undoubtedly started impressively, but has since struggled to get positive results on a consistent basis.

Now, amid United’s poor start to the new campaign, senior squad member Juan Mata has expressed confidence in his manager, insisting that he is the man that will deliver, and soon.


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Speaking ahead of Manchester United’s Europa League clash against AZ Alkmaar, the Spaniard stated: “I think that when the club says we’re going to take time and the manager as well, we don’t believe it’s going to be too long.

“I think this club, since I’ve been born, has always been winning. [Ole] has won here a lot as a player and, for me, personally, I have been here for a few years already and won a few things.

“But obviously, my aim in my mind is only to win something important with United. I believe that during my time here as a player we can do it.

“Obviously, we know other teams are doing things well and playing very good football, but I think that winning a trophy with United is possible and that, now, in the final part of my career, is my biggest opportunity.”