Your confidence starts roaring when you are winning matches in the field and this is something that seems to be happening with Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal who has until been asking for two more seasons to win the league title but now after having been at number one on the leaderboard, Dutchman looks completely a transformed man and why not after all his hard work is paying off to the whole team after a dismissible start of the year. ManU’s last win against Wolfsburg ensured no one can take them easily and even Manchester City, who is fast catching them at the top, will have to use all their weapons to derail their victory march. Talking about the last game and who has been good in the field, Dutchman praised 27-year-old midfielder Juan Mata who netted one goal in the game and said Spaniard has lots of potential to deliver constantly for the Red Devils, maybe he is asking him to better concentrate on his game and improve his passing the ball skill where he seemed to be failing sometimes. The game opened their points tally in the Champions league table thanks to Mata whose contribution cannot be ignored despite few mistakes.
Replying over Gaal’s perception about the 27-year-old and if he can name him among the bests in Europe, former Real Madrid boss said, “I have seen Mata playing better than today. So I can say as a manager he played very well and that I agree with you, but I don’t agree with you. I think he played a very good match, especially defensively. And the way he scored the goal was outstanding, especially for a defender and especially for him because he was not doing that so much. Now he has the confidence to do that. I am very pleased with his performance.”
Like every intelligent mentor of the game, Gaal used every tick of the game to not demoralize Mata confidence while pointing his limitations and if we talk about other teammates, most of them are in good form now after last few games and the way they are moving forward in the English top light, we expect to have exciting finish of premier league season. Adding about other players performance in the game, Dutchman said, “It was very difficult because they scored so early. Then we did very well, we created a lot of chances. We don’t finish it and it was a lucky penalty I think.
“Of course it is a penalty but there are some refs not whistling for that. We have created many more chances — Rooney and Depay could have scored and you finish the game.”