Spanish international and Manchester United midfielder, Juan Mata, has said that he and the rest of the United squad have high hopes for next season.
Mata, who maintains a successful personal blog detailing his soccer career, wrote that Manchester United are determined to have an exceptional season next season.
“We have high hopes for the next season, but now it’s time to take a break, switch off from football and rest until the start of the pre-season training sessions,” he wrote.
Manchester United had a relatively successful season, despite placing sixth in the English Premier League.
The Red Devils managed to secure two trophies this season under leadership of Jose Mourinho.
United won the Football League Cup in February this year, by beating English club Southampton 3-2 in the final. They also became the champions of the Europa League last week, when they beat Dutch club, Ajax, 2-0.
While their win in the Europa League final earned them a spot in the coveted Champions League, it did come at a very emotional time. Only two days before the final, the Manchester Arena suffered a tragic terrorist suicide bombing.
Mata reiterated many of his teammates words on the matter:“I’ll never forget the reactions that we’ve seen all these days, everywhere in the city… and the ability of football to bring people together, to help, to contribute, beyond rivalries and tension,” he wrote.