Manchester United number 1, David De Gea, has urged incoming manager Louis van Gaal to keep his Spanish teammate, Juan Mata. The former Chelsea playmaker arrived at Carrington in a big money move back in January, and De Gea sees him as integral part of the United squad in the forthcoming years.
“I would not sell Juan Mata. He is a very important player for us.
“We have taken a qualitative leap with him and he has adapted very well.”
David Moyes’ disastrous tenure at United has been well documented, but the £38 million signing has undoubted quality and could fit into a number ten position in van Gaal’s attack. However, the Old Trafford side have been heavily linked with attacking midfielders since the season ended, with Cesc Fabregas, Toni Kroos among others listed as supposed targets for the 20 times champions of England.
As the World Cup ends and van Gaal finally assumes full control over this United squad, fans will watch in anticipation to see just who the Dutchman signs in his first tenure in English football.
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