Juan Mata: Why West Brom beat Man United

Man United 0 – West Brom 1

Manchester City are the Premier League champions.

The Sky Blues were handed the EPL trophy by their city rivals Man United on Sunday.

Few gave West Brom any hope at Old Trafford before kick-off. But Jay Rodriguez scored the only goal of the game in the second half in one of the shock results of the Premier League season.

Juan Mata: Why West Brom beat Man United

Spanish midfielder Juan Mata was in the Man United staring line-up on Sunday against the Baggies.

On Monday the midfielder has written his weekly blog update, and in it he addressed the West Brom defeat.

So why did United lose to the wort team in the Premier League this season? Mata explained:

I know that you don’t want to read anything after a defeat like this one, that any comments made after the game sound like hollow words. I’m not trying to explain anything here, or to make an excuse, I just want to keep this weekly meeting with you, although in days like this one it’s complicated. Some Mondays are happy and some others are not. This is one of the latter.

We played a bad game this Sunday. There’s not much to add. There’s nothing to detract from West Bromwich, but we didn’t live up to our expectations.

It’s disappointing, even more after the win last week, but this is football. That’s why it’s so important to keep the right balance in the good and in the bad times. Congratulations to Manchester City, who are mathematically the Premier League winners.

Man United in 2018-19

How will Man United fare in next season’s Premier League?

Manchester United are priced at 6/1 to win the Premier League next term.

Can Jose Mourinho find the winning formula in his third season at Old Trafford?

United will likely go back into the transfer market in the summer in an effort to sure up their squad.

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