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Juan Mata: 'We need to turn rage into desire following defeat to Newcastle'

Mata: 'We need to turn rage into desire'
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Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata tells his teammates to turn 'rage into desire' following last weekend's shock loss to Newcastle United.

Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata has urged his teammates to turn 'rage into desire' following last weekend's defeat to Newcastle United.

Jose Mourinho's side suffered a shock 1-0 loss at St James' Park, with Matt Ritchie's goal being the only thing separating the two sides.

Other results over the weekend restricted United's strength in second place, and now the club only have a two-point cushion in the Premier League table.

In his weekly blog, Mata wrote: "It's not easy to write after a defeat. The truth is, after losing an away game you think a lot about it on your way back home.

"You remember every play, every moment, and you try to change the outcome but obviously that's impossible. You can't turn back time, so the only way to carry on is to turn all this rage into a desire to win, work and attitude for the next game.

"The 1-0 in Newcastle hurts because we had chances to score both in the first and in the second half, but they took better advantage of their weapons."

The Red Devils will switch their attention to the FA Cup this weekend when they take on Huddersfield Town.


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2Manchester CityMan City17142148103844
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs17130431161539
4Chelsea17114235142137
5Arsenal17104337231434
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd177552929026
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves177461919025
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13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton176382024-421
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15Crystal Palace1743101423-915
16Cardiff CityCardiff1742111733-1614
17Southampton172691632-1612
18Burnley1733111533-1812
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1724111028-1810
20Fulham1723121642-269

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