Man United duo Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini encouraged by Burnley win

The Burnley win has renewed Manchester United's belief according to Marouane Fellaini and Juan Mata.

Simon Peach 2018/09/04

Manchester United‘s win away to Burnley over the weekend has improved the mood around the club.

Juan Mata told the club’s official website: “On a personal level, the afternoon didn’t start so well for me when I found out I wouldn’t be involved in the game.

“But two things helped me to feel better about myself – the result and the atmosphere from our fans in the stands.

“The passion, spirit, intensity and energy that comes from the fans is the engine that drives football.

“The club is special for a lot of reasons, and undoubtedly one of them is all of you out there. You struggle along with us when we lose and celebrate with us when we win, just like yesterday.”

Fellow United midfielder Marouane Fellaini added: “We have the quality (to win the title), that’s for sure. We have to stick together and play like we did last week in the first half.

“OK, the second half was bad but we have to keep this spirit and think about every game and be positive. I think when we play positive football we do well.

“The spirit was great. Everybody wanted to win. The challenges, the 50-50 balls, everyone wanted to win them, the second balls, too. The spirit is there.”

Fellaini was one of three changes at Burnley and Mourinho said the imposing midfielder played a “fundamental” role.

“I know what I have to do,” the Belgian added. “I have certain experience, 10 years in the Premier League.

“When he gives me a chance I try to give everything. The whole team played well today and that’s the most important thing.”

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