EPL aftermath: Keep calm and carry on, Juan Mata tells Red Devils teammates

Updated: Dec 25, 2017, 12:34 IST | PA Sport

Juan Mata says Manchester United need to keep calm and kick on after another frustrating late slip-up threatened to throw their festive schedule off kilter

Juan Mata says Manchester United need to keep calm and kick on after another frustrating late slip-up threatened to throw their festive schedule off kilter. Burnley arrive at Old Trafford on Boxing Day with Jose Mourinho's men reeling from back-to-back disappointments, kicked off by Bristol City knocking the holders out of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.

Juan Mata
Juan Mata

There is no time to wallow in self-pity, though, as the games come thick and fast, with the Boxing Day visit of Burnley swiftly followed by another home match against Southampton and a trip to Everton on New Year's Day. "You have to keep going and especially in Christmas time," Mata said at the King Power Stadium. "You play every two or three days and obviously now we feel frustrated and angry.

"But we need to keep going and, from (Christmas Eve), rest and think about the next game - obviously with the will of finishing the game with a much better feeling." The visitors had a number of chances to put the game to bed, but a lack of killer instinct - an all common theme last season - cost them maximum points.

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