Mata reveals Man United promised him star summer signings

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The Spaniard has said that David Moyes’ men pledged to him that more new faces would follow him to Old Trafford.

The season end cannot come soon enough for Manchester United, who have had a campaign to forget under David Moyes.

The reigning Premier League champions are expected to spend big in the summer in an effort to be more competitive next term and get them back into the title reckoning.

Juan Mata’s record addition in the January transfer window showed the club’s willingness to splash the cash – and the Spaniard has revealed that he was promised more new team-mates this summer.

The former Chelsea man stated that Moyes and the United powers that be convinced him to move to Old Trafford with talk of mass expenditure.

"When I joined, in all my conversations with the board and the manager about next season, they were confident about getting the right players," Mata told the Daily Mirror.

"They know, and I know, we're in a transitional moment but, in the summer, they're going to try to sign a few players and I have the faith they are going to bring top players in.

"I'm sure this club is going to come back and fight for every trophy. Since I was a kid, Manchester United was fighting for everything and this moment is going to come back for sure."

United were unsuccessful in luring major targets to Old Trafford last summer, with high-profile names turning the club down.

This time round potential targets should be more carefully considered, with the new faces charged with getting one of the world’s most historic clubs back to its glory days.

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