PHOTO: Manchester United’s Juan Mata shows off boots he will wear against Liverpool

Juan Mata

Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata is looking forward to the International Champions Cup final against Liverpool.

Juan Mata could pick up his first trophy as a Manchester United player on Monday (local time) when the Red Devils take on their arch-rivals Liverpool in the final of the 2014 International Champions Cup in the USA.

The Spain international midfielder joined the Manchester outfit from Chelsea for a club-record transfer fee of £37.1 million in January, but did not have the best of times in the second half of the 2013-14 season under now-sacked manager David Moyes.

United, who finished as low as seventh in the Premier League, are now being managed by famous Dutch coach Louis van Gaal, who led the Netherlands to the semi-finals of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil earlier this summer.

Mata will hope to start for United against Liverpool at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, and has posted a picture of the boots he will wear for the match on social networking site Twitter.

Even though the game is only a ‘friendly’, given the rivalry between the two English clubs, both sets of players will be determined to win it.

United will probably go into the encounter as the favourites, but Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will be keen to head into the new Premier League season with a trophy.

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