Mata joined Manchester United from Chelsea in January 2014 after Mourinho had made it transparent there used to be no long run for him at Stamford Bridge.
Consequently, the appointment of Mourinho at Old Trafford brought on many to specific a trust that Mata would once more be proven the door.
He used to be hooked within the Community Shield win over Leicester that yr regardless of being introduced on himself, but Mata has battled again from the edge to turn out Mourinho mistaken.
And the previous Chelsea big name has now published there have been no onerous emotions between the pair after what spread out at Stamford Bridge.
“What was I thinking?” Mata advised FourFourTwo.
“Firstly, that I had no type of non-public downside with him, it doesn’t matter what the click mentioned.
“And secondly, that I sought after to turn what I may just carry to the group, to turn out myself.
“That used to be the vital factor, to do your speaking at the pitch.
“It’s a problem in my occupation that I’m proud to have faced head on.”
Mata did, then again, expose he used to be frustrated to be substituted in opposition to Leicester quickly after Mourinho’s appointment.
“Yes, it did [frustrate me],” Mata added.
“In that particular second, for that particular trade, you’ve were given to understand Mourinho to grasp his causes.
“I’d come on after an hour, we had been profitable. There had been six substitutions allowed and he had one left. He sought after to waste time and destroy the sport up.
“He’s a pragmatist – he says so himself. So, his considering is: ‘If they get the ball, they’re going to head lengthy into the field. I’m going to take off the smallest man’. That’s his reasoning. I understood it, because he’d advised me what he used to be going to do sooner than the trade.
“Later on, because of what took place at Chelsea, the media digs up the previous. I used to be glad because we’d gained.
“His causes for making the trade had been what they had been, and I wasn’t going to query them. There used to be, and isn’t, any downside with him.”