Juan Cuadrado could still dream of playing for Manchester United

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The former youth coach from Juan Cuadrado has insisted that the new Chelsea man could still dream of playing for Manchester United. 

As reported by the Mirror, Deninson Rivas, who managed Cuadrado when he was just 11-years-old, had revealed that the Colombian ace was a big fan of the Red Devils as a child. 

In fact, Manchester de Uraba, the youth side that Cuadrado used to play for, were inspired by Manchester United. 

Love for United

And Rivas has admitted that Manchester United was close to Cuadrado's heart, as he told the Mirror: “When he was with us he was a big fan of Manchester United.

“At that time, around the year 2000, they had a fantastic team, they were the best team in the world and they were very popular in Colombia.

“Playing for Manchester himself, it naturally was close to his heart. He dreamed of playing for them – maybe he still does!”

Happy with Chelsea move 

Cuadrado, of course, completed a stunning £27 million move to Manchester United's Premier League rivals Chelsea in this past winter transfer window, and Rivas has insisted that the wide-man is very pleased to be plying his trade for Jose Mourinho's side. 

“He will bring victories and joy with his football wherever he plays. Playing the game is what he loves and I know he is so happy to be at Chelsea.”

The 26-year-old made his debut for the Blues in this past weekend's victory over Aston Villa, but will now be desperate to star in the title run-in. 

There's no doubt about it, after proving one of the stars of this past summer's World Cup in Brazil, Cuadrado will be looking to make a huge impact on English soil over the coming weeks and months. 

In fact, he could feature at Stamford Bridge tonight, as Mourinho's side play host to Everton, but it remains to be seen as to whether he will be handed a starting role. 

Manchester United fixture 

It's certainly unlikely, however, that he will be playing for Manchester United anytime soon, but he will get his chance to play against the Red Devils when his new side host them in April.

Juan Mata, of course, was the last player to move from the Bridge to the Theatre of Dreams, but Cuadrado will no doubt be hoping to achieve great things under the guidance of Mourinho at Chelsea. 

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