If Manchester United go through with the almost inevitable £37million pound signing of Spanish maestro Juan Mata, in my eyes, it will be a huge waste of money.
Don’t get me wrong, the Spanish tiki-taka master is a brilliant player, but he won’t make a difference to United’s season. Why? United don’t need new players, they need a new shape and a different tempo. It’s exactly the same team as the comfortable title winners of last year,
they're just being played in the wrong way.
David Moyes must realise soon that his tactic’s simply aren’t working; he is wasting the brilliant natural winger thats he has by basing the team around a possession game.
The Red Devil’s simply don’t have the intricate passing players to break a team down who have 10 men behind the ball, and they will need more than one purchase to change that.
What they do have though is a brilliant counter attacking team, speedy wingers who can cross, and brilliant strikers to get on the end of a ball in. So in this case, United's problem’s have been down to too much possession.
One way in which Mata might make a difference is the confidence factor - he will for a short period of time give the squad a boost, but not one worth his price tag.
This will also benefit rivals Chelsea, as they have played Mata very few times this year, and the money brought in will be a welcome boost in the transfer window.
To conclude, while this may seem a good signing at first, I believe that it is simply a smoke screen, to cover up an ever worsening season for the men from Old Trafford.
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