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Mata: We Can Win Champs League

Juan Mata believes that Manchester United still have a chance of winning the Champions League despite their poor domestic form.

United meet the Bavarian giants next week in the quarter-finals of the competition with their Spanish star not eligible to play because he is cup tied.

The former Chelsea player helped Chelsea to Europe’s elite club competition in his first season at the Blues and thinks that his new club can cause an upset over favourites and current Champions League holders Bayern Munich.

 “Why not? I remember my first season at Chelsea, when we beat Barcelona to reach the Champions League final,” said Mata.

“It’s frustrating being cup-tied, but it is how it is. Those are the rules and I knew that before I came here.”

“But I was really pleased with the comeback against Olympiacos in the previous round. I was in the crowd for that game. It is difficult because you want to play, and when you can only watch as a fan it is tough.”

“People are saying how Bayern are going to score a lot of goals, but let’s try to avoid that. I think we can, I really do. Every game is different.”

“Right now Bayern are the favourites, they have the pressure to try to win, so we will try to avoid that and try to change what everyone is thinking about the chances we have to qualify.”


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