Mata Targets Positive United Season

Spain international Juan Mata says Manchester United are aiming to land some silverware in the upcoming campaign and he insists consistency will be crucial if they are going to lift any trophies.

United finished second in the Premier League last season although they were a massive 19 points behind rival Manchester City, who won the title with a record-breaking 100 points.

The gulf in class between the two teams was clear to see throughout the previous campaign and the Red Devils are under pressure to land their first top-flight trophy since the 2012-2013 season.

Manager Jose Mourinho has added to his ranks this summer, with midfielder Fred arriving from Shakhtar, defender Diogo Dalot made the move from Porto whilst goalkeeper Lee Grant joined from Stoke City.

The Portuguese tactician is still keen to bring in more reinforcements before the transfer window closes on August 9. The likes of Ivan Perisic and Ante Rebic have been linked with a switch to Old Trafford.

England international Harry Maguire is another target although Leicester’s reported £75million valuation could be a big stumbling block.

United kick off their campaign at home to the Foxes a day after the window shuts and Mata, who scored three league goals last term, says he is hoping of adding more silverware to the club’s trophy cabinet.

“We want a positive season, to try and play good football and try and win some trophies,” he told Sky Sports News. “We have this magnificent fanbase, all around the world. We want to make them proud and win things for them in a good style.”

“The team that wins the Premier League is the most consistent, winning points and points, week in, week out. We need to do that if we want to win.”

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