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Juan Mata hopes he didn’t worsen injury while racing Salah

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midfielder said that he hopes he didn’t worsen his injury while racing Salah during their game against on Sunday.

The Red Devils held Liverpool to a 0-0 draw in match-day 26 of the English Premier League to stretch their unbeaten run in the Premier League under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to 10 games.

READ: Klopp names the two Man Utd players who stopped Mohamed Salah

Even though the game wasn’t very eventful, Manchester United saw three players, Juan Mata, Ander Herrera and Jesse Lingard sustain injuries in the first 45 minutes. Liverpool, on the other hand, had one casualty in Roberto Firmino.

After the end of the game, Mata published on his blog his feelings towards what happened in the match.

“If there is a game that no United players want to miss, it is when we play Liverpool,” Mata posted on his blog.

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“Luckily, I can’t remember having faced a similar situation in a game and that is after more than 12 years as a professional.

“It is the first time that a muscular injury has forced me off during a match.

“It was a shame, and on top of that it wasn’t the only injury – Ander and Jesse both had to go off for the same reason.

“It was incredible that all of this happened in just the first half. In terms of my own injury problem, I could feel something for a few minutes.”

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During the game, the Spaniard raced down the wing to try and stop Salah, which he managed to do. However, he is afraid this run might have worsened his injury.

“I hope that I didn’t make it worse when racing to stop Salah on the counter at attack (I had to do it!). I’m hoping it isn’t anything serious. I will do everything that I can to get back as soon as possible.

“I’m disappointed to not have been able to finish the game, but I’m proud of the bravery and strength that my teammates showed as they gave everything on the pitch to take a point that looked incredibly hard to secure at the end of the first half.

“Everything possible seemed to happen to us. Thank you so much for all of your support and for all of the messages that have wished me a speedy recovery. I hope you all have a great week,” he added.

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