The Red Devils currently sit seventh on the Premier League table, 11 points from fourth-placed Liverpool, but Spanish midfielder Mata is still holding hope of securing a Champions League spot.
"The objective is to get to the Champions League spots," he told Canal+.
"This is Manchester United. When this club wins two, three or four matches in a row, it has a winner's mentality.
"We are coming and I think we can do it, but we have to win a lot of games first."
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