Manchester United legend Sir Bobby Charlton has tipped playmaker Juan Mata to become a great player.
As reported by the club's official website, Charlton has insisted that the Spanish international will score and create many goals for the club over the coming years.
The playmaker has hit top form in recent weeks, having scored three times in his last two outings.
Mata's brace against Newcastle at St James' Park last weekend was his best performance yet in a Manchester United shirt and fans of the Red Devils will be hoping he continues to star for the remainder of the season.
Charlton certainly thinks highly of Mata, and the Manchester United legend told United Review: "I like Juan Mata a lot.
"I must admit I admired him the very first time I saw him play on television, but I did not think we would have the opportunity to sign him. He is a fantastic player already but could go on to become a great one. I'm sure that's his aim.
"In the coming months and years, he will get the opportunity to score and make more goals because he is simply first class. You can already see how much he loves being here and he is a very nice man to go with it."
Mata was cup tied as Manchester United went out of Europe at the quarter-final stage to Bayern this past week, but the Spaniard looks set to return to the team to take on Everton a week on Sunday.
David Moyes will be desperate to take all three points from Goodison Park, as he returns to his old stomping ground for the first time.