Juan Mata is hopeful that Louis van Gaal can help Manchester United to beat Chelsea to win the Premier League title next season.
The West London club were crowned the champions of England after their 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge. This is their second silverware of this campaign after they defeated Tottenham Hotspur in the final of the Capital One Cup earlier this year.
Mata, who has enjoyed success during his time at Chelsea went on to congratulate Jose Mourinho’s side for their latest success.
“Back to football, Chelsea are officially the Premier League champions. I had congratulated my former team-mates already and I do it again: you have been the most consistent team this season. I hope the congratulations are to us the next year ;-)” Mata wrote in his weekly blog.
United have suffered three straight defeats in the last three fixtures and they are hoping to finish the season in top four in order to qualify for next season’s Champions League. Since their 4-2 victory over Manchester City at Old Trafford, the Red Devils have failed to find the back of the next in last three matches.
Their lack of goals continued during their 1-0 defeat to West Bromwich Albion over the last weekend. The Spain international has expressed his unhappiness after his side’s latest loss and is hopeful United can bounce back in their upcoming fixture.
“The weekend has not been neither easy nor happy for us… Obviously, when you lose you are in a bitter mood until the next game, so I hope the week goes by quickly and we can revert this bad streak of results,” United star said.
“I said the weekend wasn’t good for several reasons… Obviously the 0-1 at Old Trafford is a tough score for us and we are forced to win as soon as possible: our rivals ahead keep adding points, and also the teams behind are getting closer.
“It’s the tendency of the last few weeks: we have more ball possession that our opponent and create chances but we aren’t able to take them. We must focus on being effective because we haven’t scored in the last few games and we can’t afford it any longer. On Saturday we tried until the end but their goalkeeper was brilliant…”
“There are three finals remaining and, as I said above, I hope we can change this streak as soon as possible. Our next game is in London against Crystal Palace. It would be good to repeat the same score of last season,” he explained.