Mata: Man Utd fans deserved win

Juan Mata believes that Man Utd’s 4-0 win over Norwich in Ryan Giggs’ first game as manager was a result that the fans deserved, as he writes the latest edition of his weekly blog for

The win marked the Red Devils’ third in four games, and ensured a resounding triumph in Giggs’ managerial debut after taking over on an interim basis from former boss David Moyes. The result matched the outcome in last season’s Old Trafford fixture, as well as when the two met in the Capital One Cup back in October.

Mata acknowledged that the club’s fans have endured a season of results that they are not particularly familiar with, saying: “It was Ryan Giggs’ first game as a manager after plenty of years of success on the pitch, and the truth is everything went well. Our fans deserve that, indeed. They deserve scores like this one because, in this tough season, they have gone home with a downcast face too many times. So that’s what we are going to try in the remaining games.”

Mata was also keen to emphasise his thanks for Moyes, in particular the part the Scotsman played in taking the Spaniard to Old Trafford for a club record £37.1m in January. He wrote: “Obviously, I don’t want to forget that, since the beginning of the week, David Moyes is no longer our manager. I wish him and his technical staff the best of luck in the future, and I do thank him for his continuous interest in me and his importance during my transfer to become a Manchester United player.

“The season goes on, although just for three more games, which makes me kind of sad because I’m feeling really good and I would love this Premier League to last a few more weeks.”

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