Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata recently signed a contract extension with the club and ahead of the new Premier League season, the Spaniard has promised fans that the players will raise their levels and improve in the new Premier League season.
Speaking at an Adidas event in Singapore, Mata said: “We know that last season wasn’t good enough. So we need to improve, we need to try our best in this upcoming season.
“What we have to do is raise our level and compete and let’s see where we end up.
“You know, the level in the Premier League is getting better every single year. All the clubs have been bringing very good players. So we need to try to be at our best.”
Manchester United made a strong start to our International Champions Cup campaign after Mason Greenwood scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over Inter Milan.
Manchester United will take on Premier League rivals Tottenham on Thursday before facing AC Milan and Mata is anticipating both to be tough assignments.
Mata added: “Tottenham is going to be tough, (AC Milan) is going to be tough. So we still have a few difficult games but (we planned) to use these games to get ready for the Chelsea game which is our first official game and that’s the important one and the one that we have to be ready to win.”