EPL: Mata apologises for Manchester United's embarrassing loss

Sep 23, 2014, 07:58 IST | PA Sport

New striker Juan Mata has apologised to Premier League club Manchester United fans after the team's embarrassing 5-3 defeat to Leicester

London: Juan Mata has apologised to Manchester United fans after the team's embarrassing 5-3 defeat to Leicester.

Juan Mata
Juan Mata 

United looked set for a comfortable win after moving 3-1 ahead at the King Power stadium on Sunday, but some abject defending in the final half hour allowed Leicester to record their first home win over the Red Devils in 29 years.

Mata was at fault for Jamie Vardy's goal as he surrendered possession to Ritchie De Laet, who cantered up the field to set up the Leicester striker for the hosts' fourth. In his weekly blog, Mata wrote about the deep pain he felt at being part of the defeat, which leaves United 12th in the EPL after five matches.

"After a whole week waiting for the match I could not imagine a Sunday like this," the United forward said.

"The way back from Leicester to Manchester on the bus seemed really long. I keep thinking about how we lost a game that was under control.

"It's really tough to score three goals away and come back home with no points. On our way back to Manchester I was thinking about what had happened and felt so disappointed as all those that came with us to the stadium. Honestly, I feel very sorry that the weekend ended up for our fans in such a sad way," he added.

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