Juan Mata has stated Manchester United’s mid season break to Dubai has helped him settle with his new teammates.

These are long days, with training sessions and events with sponsors; we spend a lot of time together.

Mata believes having a break from competitions and training in warm weather has really benefited him.

These kind of breaks always help to make the group even stronger and to switch off a bit from the different competitions and the tight schedule, personally, these days are good for me to settle even more in the team and share these moments with my team-mates and also, obviously, to train hard and get used to the new working patterns after just three weeks in the club.

United had no game this weekend after being knocked out of the FA Cup, so it was a perfect time to have a warm weather training camp. It’s a way to recharge and regroup to focus on really digging in for the last stretch of the season and possibly push for top four.

The club thought a few days of work far from Manchester would be good for us, in order to recharge our batteries with a view to the final stage of the season. Tomorrow we fly back to Manchester to get ready for our next game in the Premiership and we hope to start a good run of results.

Since his club record £37m signing from Chelsea, Mata has done well bagging himself 3 assists in 4 games. In my opinion we certainly have not seen the best of him but he’s only played 4 games, after he fully settles he will play the amazing football we’ve seen him play at Chelsea for the last 2 years.