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Juan Mata is a shadow of what he was at Chelsea - Hill

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Ex-Manchester United player Gordon Hill believes Juan Mata is a shadow of the player that he was at Chelsea, reports talkSPORT.

The Spaniard only signed for the Red Devils in January, but has struggled to make an impact at the Theatre of Dreams so far and Hill has suggested that he's not hitting the same heights that he reached at Stamford Bridge.

He's also suggested that Marouane Fellaini is not a Manchester United-type player and believes even £200 million may not be enough to bring success back to Old Trafford.

Speaking to Extra Time, Hill said: "We’ve seen two players [arrive] in Fellaini and Mata. Fellaini is never a Man United player and Juan Mata is being played all over the place, he’s a shadow of what he saw at Chelsea.

"It’s frightening that’s £75m [sic] and then we’re left with £125m. That would give us four players at that price. We’ve got no chance with that especially in today’s market.

"We're going in for players that aren't the calibre. We have no identity in our football at this moment in time. We have no leaders.

"We’re relying virtually on the ability of Wayne Rooney and Van Persie to pull us out and unfortunately that isn’t going to do it. Two players aren’t going to get you out of the stick you’re in."

Hill also admitted that the time is ticking for Moyes and he may not last in the hot seat at Manchester United.

Speaking about Moyes' future, Hill finished by saying: "[He] may not be. The time clock is ticking now and it’s ticking very rapidly."

Manchester United's nightmare season has gone from bad to worse. They are out out of both domestic cup competitions and also on the brink of being eliminated from the Champions League, at the Round of 16 stage.

Manchester United also look set to miss out on Champions League qualification as they currently sit 11 points behind rivals Liverpool who occupy fourth spot in England's elite division.

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