Juan Mata ‘so proud’ of Manchester United kids

Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata says he’s proud of their young players after victory over Arsenal.

Though two-goal Rashford will again make the headlines after another two-goal display, Mata was quick to praise all of the youngsters who featured against Arsenal – with both Tim Fosu-Mensah and James Weir making their debuts – and believes the result marks a significant day for the club’s Academy.

“Marcus is on fire!” Mata told manutd.com.

“He scored two goals against Midtjylland and now again against Arsenal. I’m sure it’s a week he’ll never forget.”

“I feel so proud – I can’t tell you how proud I am of all of them. It’s not easy for young lads to come here and play well, but the quality they’re showing is great.”

“Obviously, everyone is talking about Marcus and we’re all delighted for him, but the others who came in to play in defence and midfield were also great.”

“I think today is a day to be proud of the club and its Academy – we’ve shown the level that we have.”

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