David Moyes has reportedly told his players they will have to train today to help Juan Mata settle in at the club.
The Spanish midfielder is expected to complete a £37 million move from Chelsea today and the paper has suggested Moyes will ask his first team stars to attend an extra training session as part of a settling in process.
“The Spaniard remained in London on Thursday night, though United’s players have been told they will have to sacrifice their day off today and train at Carrington to help Mata integrate,” reads part of the Independent story.
Mata is a necessary signing for United who will be looking to save their season over the second half of the campaign as the Premier League champions fight to finish in the top four.
Mata has already provided United fans with a boost as anticipation rolls on over whether Moyes will make any further big signings before the close of the transfer window next week.
It’s a good idea by Moyes and one which shouldn’t upset or alienate any members in his first team squad.
An extra training session will allow everyone to remain sharp and it’s likely to be a heavy and intense session, more an occasion that allows Mata settle in with the people he’s going to be working with and around every day.
He was pictured yesterday with packed bags ahead of a reported medical and Moyes is obviously very keen to make the transition from London to Manchester as easy as possible for his imminent new playmaker.
Fingers crossed nothing goes monumentally wrong with the completion of the deal.
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