Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata has insisted that he and his teammates will stick together after throwing away two points against Leicester City.
Juan Mata scored either side of half time to put Manchester United on course for victory at the King Power Stadium, having earlier falling behind to a Jamie Vardy strike.
After wasting numerous chances to seal the win, United were pegged back in stoppage time through a Harry Maguire goal to leave the East Midlands with a 2-2 draw, which Mata concedes is as painful as a defeat.
“We did the most difficult thing to score twice after they scored,” he told Sky Sports News. “We win together, we draw or lose together and today feels like a defeat. We defend as a team and I will not speak about these things.
“It feels like a defeat. We should have killed the game somehow. We did OK but in the last moment we go back to Manchester very disappointed.”
United are now 13-points adrift of leaders Manchester City – the biggest gap between first and second at Christmas in English top-flight history.