Juan Mata has been at Manchester United for less than four months, and he is already to set to work under his third manager. But he is not complaining.
When Mata joined the Red Devils from Chelsea in January, David Moyes were in charge. However, the Scot’s failure to lead the Manchester outfit to a top-four finish in the Premier League saw him get sacked, and Ryan Giggs was appointed as the interim-manager.
The veteran Welsh winger’s tenure at Old Trafford lasted just four matches (as expected), as Louis van Gaal has now officially been confirmed as the United boss. The Netherlands national team coach will take over the duties after the World Cup in Brazil this summer, with Giggs to be his assistant.
Spain international Mata, who will also play at the World Cup in Brazil and will face Van Gaal’s Dutch team in Group B, is looking forward to a new adventure under the 62-year-old next season.
Big day at the club. Looking forward to start the new season! Día importante en el club, estoy deseando comenzar la nueva temporada! @ManUtd— Juan Mata García (@juanmata8) May 19, 2014
Mata will hope that under Van Gaal he will get to feature down the middle instead of being tucked away on the flanks. In the first half of the 2013-14 season at Chelsea, the 26-year-old attacker was deployed down the wings and he was not happy.
At United next season, Mata will certainly aspire to be the creative brain and help the former English and European champions regain lost glory.