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Mata hails Manchester United’s ‘complete performance.’

Juan Mata has hailed Manchester United’s ‘complete performance’ after they beat Fulham 4-1 at Old Trafford on Saturday.

The Spaniard scored to add to Ashley Young’s opener, before further goals from Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford sealed a comprehensive win for Jose Mourinho’s side.

“It’s not easy, [our second-half approach].” Mata told MUTV.

“Obviously it’s a very good position to be, but it’s not easy to keep that level of intensity. Subconsciously you relax a little bit when you’re three goals ahead.

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“They score so we needed to keep ourselves going and try to score again, which we did. It’s always important to be focused 90 minutes because by doing that we will be a better team.

“I will say that today was a very complete performance. It was a shame that we couldn’t keep the clean sheet, but it was a very good performance.

“A performance that the fans I think they have been waiting for and we know that we have to do this more often.”

United’s next fixture is a midweek trip to Valencia in the Champions League before facing Premier League leaders Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.

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