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Juan Mata happy with results but knows Man United must improve

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Manchester United may have kicked off their Premier League season with two wins, but Juan Mata is under no illusions the Red Devils' performances have to improve.

United continued their 100 per cent record at Aston Villa on Friday night, stuttering to an unconvincing 1-0 win.

While Mata is hoping for better performances in the near future, he reiterated the fact that results are what matter if the Old Trafford club are to be successful this season.

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Writing in his blog, the Spaniard said: "During the 90 minutes we scored a nice goal and had spells of good football that we want to maintain this season. Basically, I think we are showing consistency as a team; we are not giving away many chances to our rivals, which is always positive.

"Obviously we know we have to get better, but the most important thing now is to get good results that help the team get started in this long season."

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BRUGGE WILL BE DANGEROUS

United face Club Brugge in the first leg of their Champions League play-off on Tuesday night, and are hoping to return to the competition following a one year absence.

The Red Devils should possess enough quality to see off their Belgian opposition, but it will be an easy task. Brugge have a squad capable of taking the game to United and Louis van Gaal's men will have to be on top of their form to qualify.

The Old Trafford club have looked lethargic in attack so far this season, but have shown signs in their opening matches that the quality is there to blow teams away, should everything click.

Memphis Depay had a chance to open his tally for the Red Devils but fluffed his lines, but he has shown glimpses of the quality he possess' at such a young age.

Adnan Januzaj's return to the first team picture can only be a good thing for United. Given a prolonged run in the starting line-up, he would be able to rediscover the form of his breakthrough season.

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