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Mata hopes Tuesday can bring European glory

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 09: Juan Mata of Manchester United arrives at the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Manchester United at Craven Cottage on February 9, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
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Manchester United will host Paris Saint-Germain at Old Trafford, as part of the UEFA Champions League tournament.

On Tuesday night, Old Trafford will host Manchester United against Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.

And for footballer Juan Mata, tomorrow can bring European glory to the team, as they are unbeaten under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tenure.

The Norwegian coach has made Manchester United win ten out of their last eleven matches, drawing only once.

But their perfect run under Solskjaer is in danger as the team takes on the French Ligue 1 champions.

“I am writing this today during a very special week. The Champions League is back, and it’s a big one,” Mata wrote in his personal blog.

“The knock-out tie that we have ahead of us against PSG is exciting, even though it’ll be tough, and we will do everything that we can to go through.”

“It is clear that the team is in good form; the squad is united and every player is going to do their bit to try and maintain our run of positive results from recent weeks,” he explained.

“We can feel how happy the fans are, too, and that makes us even stronger.”

“Away from our form, we are thinking about our next game, focusing on preparing well and giving our all; the past doesn’t count for much in football,” Mata said.

“As I’ve said, our next fixture is particularly important: welcoming PSG to Old Trafford. We need the atmosphere to be as impressive as it has been during all of the big European nights that the Theatre of Dreams has seen before.”

“After winning back-to-back games on the road, we are really looking forward to playing at home again,” he commented.

“Although it seems that PSG will be visiting us without some of their most important players, they have a fantastic squad and whoever plays will pose us problems.”

“Without any doubt, they are a top side with a lot of quality in their ranks. Hopefully, it will be a great knock-out tie for the fans and we will go through,” he concluded.