Mata and his under-fire team-mates have endured a stuttering start to the season that has seen the pressure pile on manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Speaking to The Times, he said: “As players, we all have to take responsibility. We are United. There are many people outside waiting for United not to be good and enjoying it when we don't do well.
"We have two options: to stick together or let that criticism and that enjoyment from others at our results affect us in a way that we divide ourselves. One weekend you're an idol, you score the winner, and three days later you miss a big chance and you're a villain.
“The repercussions of every single action in a game is unbelievable. It can be turned into a video seen by millions instantly on Twitter or Instagram , missing a penalty, making a mistake, and it's seen as 'a tragedy' on many smartphones and in many minds."