Juan Mata agreed with Nemanja Matic’s contentious remarks that Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea was an improvement over their recent form.
Despite being second best for the entirety of the game, United managed to earn a point against Thomas Tuchel’s team on Thursday night. Marcos Alonso gave Chelsea a merited lead in the second half, but Cristiano Ronaldo equalized for United moments later.
Ralf Rangnick’s team was humiliated by Liverpool at Anfield last week and lost at Arsenal the following weekend, so the draw with Chelsea was unquestionably the superior result on the day. United, on the other hand, was dominated for much of the game and looked much below the standards set by Chelsea.
Despite this, Mata was pleased with United’s performance and the way the club fought to get a point after falling down early in the game.
“I think the team today showed the reaction,” he told MUTV. “[We demonstrated] that we can compete when we give our all.”
“[We demonstrated] that we can fight together, attack and defend together, and that is exactly what we did today.” “We each contributed everything we had.”
Mata’s sentiments were similar to those of fellow veteran Matic, who believed the outcome was an ‘improvement.’ Roy Keane, a Manchester United star, criticized the Serbian for his statements, rejecting the premise that United had played better than in prior weeks.
“Increase the bar. “Where is the desire to persevere until the end?” After the match, Keane went into a rage on Sky Sports.
“Matic’s talking about going, I’ve had a terrific experience, Manchester United will always be in my heart, oh and Chelsea, by the way, and don’t forget Benfica.” They can’t all be in your heart.”