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​Man Utd star Mata relishing 'special' Chelsea final clash

Manchester United and Spain midfielder Juan Mata is delighted that his team will face off against Chelsea in the FA Cup final.

Mata was a Chelsea player for two and a half seasons, before his current manager Jose Mourinho sold him to United.

The Spaniard spoke about the upcoming game with the Daily Star and said: "Winning the title must be the goal of Manchester United always but, since we won't make it this year, we have to keep hold of that second place.

"The semi-final against Tottenham was the best way to complete a positive week because it gives us the opportunity to play for a very special title.

"I've been so lucky to win it twice and I can tell you that it is something different, in a competition with so much history behind it and at Wembley.

"Spurs are always a tough opponent. They are a compact team with a well-defined football style and very talented players.

"And they scored first, but we were determined to fight for this title until the end and we came back with goals from Alexis (Sanchez) and Ander (Herrera).

"We will be back to Wembley in a month, this time against Chelsea, which makes the final even more special for me."

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