Juan Mata BLASTS Man United Players In New Interview (Details)
Juan Mata has now slammed his Manchester United team-mates after an horrific season, MySportDab reports.
He believes that the team have failed to meet up to the club’s standards’ this season.
Now, Mata wants the culture at Old Trafford must be reset ahead of next season.
The Red Devils were one of the favourites to win the league at the start of the season after signing Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane.
However, the team have failed to deliver and even finish in the Premier League top four.
The poor performance got Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sacked in November and interim boss Ralf Rangnick failed to make any improvement.
Mata, who has played for Manchester United for at least nine years has now spoken out for the first time.
He is still likely to leave the club on a free transfer at the end of the season.
‘It’s very obvious that we have made many mistakes on the pitch,’ Mata said to the Athletic.
‘There are situations where we could have performed better in the club, managers switch, negative rumours. I think we let that affect us too much.
‘We failed to meet up to certain standards in attitude, training level, off the pitch, and all.
‘If we are being honest, we have not been good enough to be at the club.
‘I think that’s something we could learn from. There are certain things that were out of our control, but still affected us.
‘You feel this way when you see certain things are far behind. But we shouldn’t let all these affect us.
‘So many circumstances can lead to many things. If you are not well prepared, when bad things come, it will affect everyone.’
Erik ten Hag will start work officially on the squad next season and the dutch coach has a lot of work to do.
Speaking further, Mata added: ‘We need to reset the culture here. That’s my opinion. The standards, what it means to play here to any player, and for Manchester United.
‘Many things must be addressed, this is Manchester United and anyone who doesn’t meet those standards should not be at the club. That’s as clear as ever.’
Manchester United’s poor season has had some good days, thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo, who has given the team 24 goals this season.
But other players, such as Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba, Jadon Sancho and Bruno Fernandes, have failed to be consistent so far for the Red Devils.
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