Juan Mata has admitted Manchester United owed their supporters an improved performance following their dominant 4-0 victory over Norwich on Saturday.
While the Red Devils have pulled out Premier League wins against Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester City this season, they have often come unstuck against teams loitering towards the bottom of the table.
That wasn't the case on Saturday, however, as two goals from Marcus Rashford and further strikes from Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood secured a big 4-0 victory over Daniel Farke's side.
The Spaniard expressed his delight at United's emphatic victory which keeps them within touching distance of the top four, despite their poor start to the 2019/20 campaign.
Speaking after the game as quoted by the Mirror, Mata said: "It was one of those days I enjoyed being on the pitch and we all did. I think the fans will be happy. That's important for us because, we have to be honest, we have given them some disappointments this season that they don’t deserve. But I think, today [Saturday], they'll be happy and that's important to me."
The 31-year-old, who assisted two goals against the Canaries, highlighted the positives of the performance and showed his forward thinking, already looking ahead to his side's upcoming fixtures.
He added: "It was a good performance and a performance we needed. It's a performance we can look at, see how we can play and make sure we play like that on a more consistent basis.
It has in fact been United's worst ever start to a Premier League season, with defeats to Crystal Palace, West Ham, Newcastle, Bournemouth, Watford and Arsenal as well as numerous draws opening up a huge 27-point deficit to league leaders and bitter rivals Liverpool.
Source : 90min