Paul Pogba has come under scrutiny after underwhelming thus far on his return to Old Trafford, but he turned in a dominant showing after getting on the scoresheet in Saturday’s 4-1 thrashing of Leicester City.
“We were very focused, we knew it was going to be difficult and we showed a very big performance today,” the France international told Sky Sports.
“We want to keep on with that. I am very happy for the result and the goal – I hope that is not going to be the last.
“We have to carry on doing what we did today. We have our goals.
“I never look at the newspapers, I always say one thing – at the end we will see. So, at the end we will see.”
“Today we showed what we can do,” Mata told BBC Sport. “It was a difficult week last week, but I think we are back.
“I think it was the movement and the intensity and we showed we wanted to recover the ball quick and play the game in their half.
“If you play for a club like Manchester United and lose one or two games you know you are going to get criticised.
“We have won two in a row [after Wednesday’s EFL Cup triumph at Northampton Town] and now we have two more before the international break.”