Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata has stated that attitude was the key to their 3-0 FA Cup fifth round victory over Shrewsbury.
And despite their poor form, the red devils were always the favourites and Mata is glad they held their composure to secure such an emphatic victory.
The Red Devils will take on West Ham United in the quarter-finals next month.
“I think it’s a very special competition to play in,” he told MUTV.
“There is a lot of history and many difficult games against sides like this one and I think we did well from the beginning and that was key.
“We didn’t let them come on to us and create chances from the start and that was good. There were a few tactical things we worked on: we knew they would play five at the back, but the most important thing in these types of games is the attitude and if you are ready for the battle, you mostly win and we did that.
“We scored two goals in the first half and we managed the second half well. So it was a good job.”