Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mata: Win at Chelsea Was Perfect Reaction

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mata: Win at Chelsea Was Perfect Reaction

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JUAN Mata has praised his team-mates for the 'perfect' performance against Chelsea after United booked their place in the FA Cup quarter-finals.

Goals from Paul Pogba and Ander Herrera in the first half gave the Reds a 2-0 victory at Stamford Bridge to set up a last-eight meeting with Wolves at Molineux next month.

It was a dominant performance by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side and Mata credited his team-mates for the way they bounced back after last week's Champions League humbling by PSG.

"I think it was the perfect reaction to our defeat by Paris Saint-Germain," Mata explained. "It's never easy to come to Stamford Bridge, to win against Chelsea, to not concede any goals, to play some good football. I think it was a very good evening for us and gives us a lot of confidence for the next games. …

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