Manchester United's Juan Mata has preached unity to his team-mates in the aftermath of Saturday's shock 2-1 defeat at Huddersfield.

Unity key for Mata

Unity key for Mata

The Red Devils headed to West Yorkshire unbeaten in all competitions but were undone by the tenacious Terriers and now sit five points adrift of local rivals Manchester City in the Premier League standings.

Boss Jose Mourinho was furious with his players in the aftermath of the game and questioned their attitude and commitment.

Mata has now called for calm ahead of Saturday's EFL Cup trip to Swansea, telling his team-mates that they must stick together if they are to bounce back from Saturday's defeat.

"We knew this moment would arrive sooner or later, although that's something you never wish for, of course," Mata wrote in his blog on the club's official website.

"Now, it's time to learn from mistakes and keep going, as we always do, showing that the team sticks together when things don't go so well, which is when we need it most.

"All we can do now is congratulate them and move on. This is a not a sprint, but a marathon and there is still a long way to go."