Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mata in Revenge Bid at the Bridge

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mata in Revenge Bid at the Bridge

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JUAN Mata admits United's 'complicated' FA Cup quarter-final draw at Chelsea will be a special occasion for the ex-Stamford Bridge midfielder - and is a chance for revenge.

Jose Mourinho will take his Reds side to west London next month to face his former club and the team who humiliated him and his new side when he went back there in the Premier League in October.

The Reds were thrashed 4-0 at the Bridge. Mata, who was twice Chelsea's Player of the Year before moving to Old Trafford in 2014, came on as a sub in that beating.

The Chelsea tie was not the best reward for United's 2-1 win at Blackburn Rovers.

"We were just leaving Ewood Park when we knew through the social networks our rival in the last eight: Chelsea at Stamford Bridge," says Mata in his weekly blog.

"Needless to say, it's going to be another special game for me. …

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