Juan Mata
Mata was benched once again at the Emirates Stadium. Reuters

Juan Mata has expressed his delight at Manchester United's victory over Arsenal on Saturday 22 November but confirmed the team's frustration after left-back Luke Shaw joined the list of stars on the treatment table.

Meanwhile, the Spaniard refused to comment on his own future after being benched for third Premier League game in a row.

Even though the Gunners dominated, United managed to secure the first away victory of the season at the Emirates Stadium putting them in the Premier League top four, thanks to a Kieran Gibbs' own goal and a winner from Wayne Rooney.

"It's been a quiet Sunday following Saturday's victory. We have had an intense training session and also reviewed the game in London. Now we are looking forward to our next two consecutive games at Old Trafford," Mata wrote in his weekly blog.

"After two victories in a row all we want now is to keep this good streak going. It's not going to be easy against Hull and Stoke, but we hope to play two good games and win."

Mata admits Arsenal were a real threat for United, especially during the first half and it was only an impressive showing from David De Gea that helped them secure the three points.

"This last win was very important, that's for sure. Arsenal is a team that keeps attacking the entire game, even more when they play at home.

"They created good chances and it was tough, but we managed to bring the three points back to Manchester thanks to David's great performance, Antonio's shot that ended up in an own goal and Wayne's clinical finish. We are fourth now and we want to keep climbing the table."

However, van Gaal was once again was forced to make a change earlier on when Shaw suffered an ankle injury 16 minutes into the game, following a tackle from Jack Wilshere.

"The bad news were Luke Shaw's injury and, unfortunately we are suffering too many of them so far this season, but the most important thing is to keep winning games and wait for our team-mates to be fully fit."