Since Mesut Ozil arrived at Arsenal in the dying hours of the summer transfer window, morale seems to have skyrocketed at the Emirates Stadium. Juan Mata can have the exact same impact at Old Trafford should the proposed move for the 25 year-old come to pass.
In the month that Ozil eventually signed for Arsenal, Wenger received much criticism for the lack of high-profile signings in the summer, similarly to David Moyes of late. The signing of Ozil satisfied the frustrated fans, added quality to Arsenal’s game, but most importantly provided a massive lift to the entire team.
Arsenal have flourished since and there is no doubt that Ozil has made a major psychological impact at the club. Players at the club who previously felt frustrated with the clubs lack of success could surely now believe that this could be the breakthrough.
With massive pressure mounting on Moyes and his players to perform, Mata could revive a discouraged squad that seems lost ever since Sir Alex Ferguson retired. Player of the Season awards at Chelsea for two years running speaks for itself. Mata has been an instant hit in England ever since he arrived at Chelsea from Valencia and is arguably one of the most successful Spanish imports in the Premier League of late.
Manchester United have needed a creative midfielder for years now and though Adnan Januzaj has provided in that department this year, Mata will ease the pressure off the 18-year old to provide that attacking flair and of course add class of his own.
With the World Cup in Brazil approaching, Mata must be aware that his situation at Chelsea isn’t helping him establish himself a spot in a national side packed with world-class players in his position. Therefore, the Spaniard will presumably now be more determined than ever to shine in the upcoming months, something that is much needed at Old Trafford right now.
While the leaky defense and shortcomings in central midfield won’t be solved with the signing of the Mata, the attitude of both fans and players alike will certainly receive a massive boost and help revitalise Manchester United for the crucial second half of the season that could decide Moyes’ fate at the club.
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