Former Chelsea star Juan Mata reveals the big problem with Manchester United

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Former Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata has blamed the Manchester United players for the problems at the club.

Mata who was successful at Chelsea has seen different managers come and go at Old Trafford, from David Moyes to Ralf Rangnick.

With Erik ten Hag set to takeover as the manager at Old Trafford, Mata has said the problem lies with the players.

“From a manager point of view winning will come closer when you bring the best out of every single player in the squad; the ones who play more, the ones who play less,” Mata said.

“And, unfortunately, I don’t think that has happened this season. For me that is a big problem, rather than the specifics of tactics or whatever.

“What I do know is that being at Manchester United, this club needs first class individuals for each department. That is how I understand Manchester United. This club should be top of the class in every department, on pitch or off. That is the only way I see this club competing for the biggest trophies.”

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