Juan Mata wants change at Man United

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Juan Mata has revealed that he would much prefer he wasn’t used a winger in the current Manchester United setup, despite the fact that it’s where David Moyes continues to play him.

The former Chelsea man, who signed for the reigning Premier League champions in January for a colossal £37million, has been deployed out wide on a number of occasions for the Red Devils, but is insistent that he’s sees himself as a better player when he is allowed to play behind the striker, as was the case during his United debut.

According to ESPN, Mata wants Moyes to play him in the No.10 role that Wayne Rooney currently occupies, despite the fact that the Englishman has made that position his own this year.

“Right now I am playing on the right but to honest I don't see myself as a proper winger," Mata is quoted as having said.

"I love to play between the lines as a No.10, come inside, that is where I feel comfortable to play; to keep in touch with the ball because I love to play in possession and with the ball."

With Rooney and fellow striker Robin van Persie currently spearheading United’s attacking endeavours in the central positions, it looks unlikely that Mata will be given the opportunity to move inside before the end of the season.

Whether or not being played in an area that he would deem out of position will impact upon his relationship with Moyes remains to be seen, but it’s clear that Mata is more than happy to be vocal about his opinions. 

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