Mata calls for title challenge

Manchester United attacker Juan Mata insists the club must win the Premier League title next season, following their disastrous campaign this term.

United finished the season in seventh place, 22 points behind league winners, and bitter rivals, Manchester City. Yet Mata, who ended the season scoring six goals in the final seven matches, called on the club to challenge the league leaders next year:

“At United, if you don’t win the Premier League one year you know you have to do it the next time, and we will get ready for that,” reported Sky Sports.

“I believe it’s fair to congratulate Manchester City for winning for the title. We will try to bring the celebrations to our side the next year.”

The 26-year-old will likely be a part of Spain’s World Cup squad in Brazil this summer, despite spending much of the first half of the season on the bench while at Chelsea.

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