After spending £37 million on the Spanish maestro, who is arguably the best playmaker in the world, Manchester United may of gotten more than they bargained with Juan Mata.
Mata is versatile, being able to play out wide or in the centre, which is valuable for any team. So if United want to keep their formation then he'll can fit in anywhere, but realistically they should look for a whole new formation built around him, changing from their 4-4-1-1 to a 4-3-1-2, with Rooney and Van Persie (when fit) as the strikers and Mata behind them. They could then form a new defensive midfield behind them with a straightened defense.
Mata created so many chances and assists at Chelsea with their poor strikers so behind the poachers Rooney and Van Persie there is a strong possibility that the Golden Boot next year will be between both United strikers.
£37 million is a lot of money but compared to the last record signing, Berbatov at £30.75 million, Mata doesn't look all that bad.
Now Barbatov was a great player but was often lazy. Mata, however, gives 100% every match and now has an excellent chance to make himself the best 'No. 10' in the world.
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