Juan Mata is pleased that Manchester United managed to go into the international break with a good 2-0 win against West Brom on Saturday.
The Spaniard believes United are well placed in the Premier League table after a difficult month of fixtures.
United go into the International break two point of the top of the a premier League
United are two points of the top of the Premier League table after the weekend's results, which is excellent given that the team had to play seven games in 22 days. Mata is happy with the progress that the team has made, but was cautious when asked about the team challenging for the title.
On whether Manchester United will be crowned Premier League champions come May next year, Mata said "let's see about that one, as there are still too many games until the end of the season". Mata told MUTV that "it was a difficult month for us with some tough games and we have came out of it in a good position".
Mata says the team must be focused after the international break
Mata continued to say that he has "to focus on the national team and then we have lots of games in November and December". Mata knows, having been in England for many years now, that the period coming up after the international break is a key part to the whole season, and especially if you want challenge for the title.
Mata scored the second goal in the 2-0 victory against West Brom on Saturday from the penalty spot, but he was very keen to also praise the teams excellent defensive form after the team has kept six clean sheets in their last seven games.
Mata praises United's defence
"I think we are doing great defensively" Mata said. He gave great praise to his friend David de Gea saying "David is obviously a world class goalkeeper and we have great defenders who are also doing rally well." The key is now to keep it up after the international break