Spaniard Juan Mata has revealed that the Red Devils will face a defining month when the take on Chelsea in the Premier League and Juventus in the UEFA Champions league.
Manchester United currently sits in eight position with seven points separating them from league leaders ahead of their visit to the Bridge on Saturday.
Manchester United has been beaten three in the current league season with Jose Mourinho currently feeling the heat at the theatre of dreams.
It does not get easier for Jose Mourinho as the Manchester club host Juventus in the UEFA Champions next Tuesday, visit Turin on November 7 before taking on neighbors Manchester City four days later.
Juan Mata aware of the threat posed by such fixture is bracing himself for the difficult fixture.
“It’s definitely a difficult month,” Mata said. “We have very tough rivals in the Premier League and play Juventus in the Champions League.
“But, if we have good results, it could be a very good month, in terms of points, mindset and confidence. Let’s see where we are in November and December. I think it’s an exciting month ahead.”
United’s fixture with Chelsea will see Juan Mata return to the club where he lifted the UEFA Champions League, Europa League and FA Cup before departing for Old Trafford in the 2014.
“I had very good memories from Stamford Bridge and from the fans,” said Mata. “I was there for two and a half years, so before and after the game I see some friendly faces – but that goes away when you’re on the pitch.
“Our aim is to change the negative run of results at Chelsea. We will try to be clinical in the chances we have, defend well and play with confidence. We have to believe we can win, we need that mentality in those important games.”