David Moyes has not had the best of starts to his career as manager of Manchester United.
His team sit seventh in the Premier League and find themselves out of both the FA Cup and most recently the Capital One Cup, losing on penalties to a struggling Sunderland side.
Questions are starting to be asked about David Moyes and can he handle stepping into Sir Alex Ferguson’s shoes, and people were begging he went in his pocket and spend big in the January transfer window.
For a while it looked like nothing would happen but Moyes has certainly put a marker down by signing no other than Chelsea’s two-time Player of the Year, Juan Mata, for a massive £37m.
This can only be a good thing for United as they have a real chance to kick on here and Mata will bring a lot to his new team.
He will bring belief
The signing of a player of Mata's ability will no doubt provide a lift to the players and fans alike.
We saw when Mesut Ozil signed for Arsenal, their game completely started to change and Mata could have the same effect.
The signing itself shows ambition. It shows they can still attract quality, high-profile players.
Mata may not be able to completely turn United's season around but his signing does bring some joy and belief to the fans which has been lacking at Old Trafford.
Goals and assists galore
Chelsea's twice Player of the Year is a player that can deliver in the final third and in his time at Chelsea he provided 18 goals and 27 assists in 71 appearances.
He can take some of the burden off Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie to get all the assists and goals.
He has the second most assists in the Premier League since August 2011 (27) just behind David Silva (28) and when he gets on the ball, he will certainly get the fans off their seats when he gets on the ball.
Linking up with Rooney and RVP
It has been no secret that the past few seasons Chelsea's strikers have not had the best form. Torres has been a shadow of a man he was at Liverpool, Ba has never really hit the form he had at Newcastle and most recently Eto'o has not scored as many as people would have expected.
But despite all this Mata has been able to notch up an impressive amount of assists to say the least. So imagine what he could do with two of the deadliest strikers in the league in front of him.
He will undoubtedly create a lot of chances and more often than not, Rooney and Van Persie will bury them. This is an exciting prospect for United fans having this trio as their front line.
He can be a role model for younger players
Mata is not a young player at 25 but has bag-loads of experience and this will help the young players progress and learn. So far this season, young Adnan Januzaj has arguably carried his United team with many of the top players not performing and also many injured.
With Juan Mata's arrival, he can take a bit of the burden off Januzaj and he can learn from him. This will go for the other up and coming youngsters looking to break into the first team as Mata is not only a great player but also a great role model.
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