Van Gaal rumoured unhappy with Mata
Manchester United hit a new low after losing 5-3 against Leicester City during the weekend. The defeat has proven that the 4-0 win over QPR last week was merely a day in the sunshine for Louis van Gaal and has much maligned team. Despite spending more than £ 150 million on players like Angel di Maria and Luke Shaw, Van Gaal has been struggling to set up his team in the best possible manner. After five games in the league campaign, they are actually much worse than David Moyes did last season. One of the final buys of Moyes was Juan Mata and the Spaniard was surprised to be named on the bench against Leicester City.
He had come to the club for £ 37 million only last January, but there have been reports that van Gaal is not entirely happy with him and that he would like to sell him in the upcoming January transfer window. Mata did not help his case after giving the ball away, just a few minutes after he had come on as the substitute for di Maria, for Leicester’s fourth goal of the evening. United looked to have sealed all three points for the second consecutive match after taking a 3-1 lead due to Ander Herrera’s goal in the second half. Mata has now apologised for the poor showing against a newly promoted team.
“I keep thinking about how we lost a game that was under control. I could not imagine a day like this. On our way back to Manchester I was thinking about what had happened and felt as disappointed as all those that came with us to the stadium. Honestly, I feel very sorry that the weekend ended up for our fans in such a sad way,” said the Spaniard on his personal website.