David Moyes signalled his intention to stamp his authority on Old Trafford after smashing Manchester United’s switch rfile to land Juan Mata from Chelsea in a £37.1million deal.
Moyes’ transfer for the midfielder beat the earlier highest mark of £30.75 for Dimitar Berbatov, and appeared to sign the membership hierarchy’s backing for the under-pressure former Everton boss.
Mata arrived with United ailing in seventh place in the Premier League desk having already been eradicated from the FA and Capital One Cups.
Mata stated the time was proper to hunt a brand new problem regardless of profitable two consecutive participant of the 12 months trophies at Chelsea.
“I’ve loved some very joyful years at Chelsea however the time has come for a brand new problem,” stated Mata.
“United is the proper place for me and I’m excited on the probability I’ve to be half of the following part in the membership’s historical past.
“Chelsea is a high membership and I’ve many associates there however you can’t flip down the prospect to hitch Manchester United.
“I sit up for serving to the supervisor and the staff achieve success in the approaching years.”
Moyes referred to as Mata “one of the best playmakers in the sport right this moment,” and indicated that he hoped the Spain worldwide’s arrival would start an upsurge in United’s fortunes.
But whereas Mata went on to justify his record-breaking price ticket, Moyes was already on borrowed time and was dismissed simply three months later.
Mata would later mirror: “I at all times really feel dangerous when a supervisor has to go, as a result of it means that you’re not doing proper, or you aren’t getting outcomes. So it’s not a pleasant feeling. So sadly he needed to go.”
Yet if Moyes’ general affect on United was minimal, he can at all times level to having overseen the arrival of the Spaniard, who will quickly be approaching his 200th Premier League look for the membership.