Mata pleased to get past Shrewsbury as Manchester United target historical FA Cup

Juan Mata left Shropshire very pleased with Manchester United’s 3-0 victory over Shrewsbury Town in the 5th Round of the FA Cup on Monday night.

United avoided a potential banana skin by claiming a comfortable win over the Salop at the Greenhous Meadow Stadium and the star performer for the Red Devils was Spanish playmaker Mata.

Mata grabbed a goal with a wonderful free-kick on the stroke of half time and following the game, revealed that he was thrilled by United’s overall display on the night, even if it was against a League One outfit.

Speaking to MUTV, Mata said: “I think it’s a very special competition to play in.

“There is a lot of history and many difficult games against sides like this one and I think we did well from the beginning and that was key.”

“We didn’t let them come on to us and create chances from the start and that was good.

“There were a few tactical things we worked on, we knew they would play five at the back, but the most important thing in these types of games is the attitude and if you are ready for the battle, you mostly win and we did that.

“We scored two goals in the first half and we managed the second half well. So it was a good job.”

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