United playing ‘too many long balls’ says Juan Mata”

Manchester United have yet to set the league alight during the 2014/15 season, three games in and they’ve only picked up two-points out of a possible nine, and over the weekend United midfielder Juan Mata said that the “played too many long balls” during their 0-0 draw with Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday.


The squad on the pitch at times on Saturday were resorting to lumping the ball up field, almost going back to the David Moyes ere at United, many aspects of the match against Burnley were wrong. But, with time no doubt Louis van Gaal will resolve these issues, especially once all injuries are back and the new signings have settled in.

Speaking after the Burnley match, speaking with MUTV, Juan Mata said:

“We played most of the time in their half which is good but, if you don’t score from these chances, then it’s not good enough.

“I believe, when we try to play football in the last third, we can create but we played too many long balls in the first half which is maybe why we didn’t play as well.”

Manchester United are now on an International break, next fixture is Queens Park Rangers on 14th September.