Juan Mata
Juan Mata [Reuters]

Manchester United January signing Juan Mata believes his side deserved all three points in their latest draw against bottom-placed Fulham and claimed that football is not being fair with David Moyes' side.

Although Mata has grabbed three assists in his first three appearances for United his team have only won one of their last three.

They defeated Cardiff on his debut but they lost 2-1 at Stoke and drew 2-2 with Fulham last Sunday.

Mata, in his weekly blog at Spanish website Grada 360, claims that the team have to be "even more united in adversity" and adds they were much better than the Cottagers despite the result.

"I think football is being cruel with us," the £37.1m signing said. "We did everything to get the three points, but in the end this is about goals and Fulham scored in the last minute.

"It seems impossible if you look at the stats, but we couldn't win and it would have been a very important victory. It hurts even more because in the second half we managed to come back after Fulham's early goal, and the game seemed to be under control with Carrick's goal. But when the score is so tight you may suffer at the very end, as it happened this time.

"It was the same a week ago against Stoke City, with two players injured and one goal after a deflection. It seems that luck is not on our side, but you know that I don't like to give excuses. We have to get better and improve our shooting accuracy, because we got many times to the box and could have scored more than two goals. I'm sure we will make it, but there are less and less games to play so the sooner the better," Mata added.

The Spanish maestro admits that it was "a really frustrating draw" but insists he is happy about his new challenge at United and hopes to turn around the team critical situation with a victory against Arsenal on Wednesday.

"The week at the training ground was really good. I know my team mates better and I feel a great atmosphere in the dressing room. I hope we can show that next Wednesday against Arsenal. It's a very tough game, but I have good memories from my last visit to the Emirates a few months ago and I hope I can enjoy a good game as well.

"I want you to know that we will give everything until the end of the season, because that's what you deserve. The results may be better or worse but I'm going to give everything I have to help the team in every game, trying to enjoy football as I've always done, in the good and the bad moments."