With reports suggesting Juan Mata will today have his medical prior to his £37million move from Chelsea to Manchester United, the football media are no doubt desperate to get that first picture of the Spaniard as a United player, or to be the first to break the news that the deal has been finalised.
Such is the desperation for a big story in an otherwise disappointing transfer window to date, it is no surprise that United players would have driven past considerably more reporters and photographers than usual.
And Rio Ferdinand has confirmed that this morning, tweeting his mock-confusion over the number of snappers outside the club’s Carrington training complex.
“Who they here for??” he asked…as if he didn’t know!
But at least he gave them his best smile. Although he and his teammates may be smiling even wider if Mata performs as well for United as he has in the past for Chelsea.
Who they here for??? Cameras at the Carrington entrance....gave them my best smile!! #Baggyeyes !— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) January 25, 2014
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