Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has tipped new signing Juan Mata for success at Old Trafford, revealing that the club’s players are just as excited as fans about the former Chelsea player’s arrival. Mata was signed last month by new United manager David Moyes, becoming the Scot’s second major signing following the big money summer move for Marouane Fellaini.
Mata has already made two appearances for the Red Devils, and will be looking to establish a successful partnership with fellow attacking players Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie.
“The players are just like the fans,” Giggs revealed, according to Sky Sports. ”When they see a quality player come through the door, it gives them that excitement and you feel it around training. It gives everybody a lift.
“We’ve played against him for the last three years and know the quality he has got.”
Mata’s arrival at Old Trafford will undoubtedly help his chances with the Spanish national team ahead of this summer’s World Cup in Brazil, as the midfielder had been frozen out of Jose Mourinho’s starting eleven with the Blues. Unluckily for Mata, while his former Chelsea teammates find themselves among the favorites to win the Premier League this season, defending champions Manchester United look set for a struggle to finish in the top four. It would be a real gamble for supporters to tip United for a top four, perhaps a move which would be welcome at casinoroboten as United run out of time to catch their rivals.
With Robin van Persie returning from injury, however, few pundits expect United to continue their losing ways, so it’s now a question of whether there’s enough time for David Moyes to right the ship before the curtain-closer in May.
United take on Olympiacos in the Champions League round of 16, which represents an opportunity for Moyes and his new coaching staff to redeem themselves after their poor start.