Mata hopes United will be ready to push for that Champions League place which currently seems to be slipping through their fingers.
"We are going to rest a bit, train as a group and prepare ourselves for the rest of the season," Mata said.
"Once we come back from this mini break hopefully we will win many matches."
Mata insists he is happy to play wherever his manager chooses, though.
"Throughout my career I have played on the left, on the right and just behind the striker," Mata said.
"I don't mind playing anywhere the manager tells me."
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