New Manchester United addition Radamel Falcao has reached out to Juan Mata on Twitter.
The Colombian international send the Spaniard a message publicly to thank him for his warm welcome.
Falcao had obviously been alerted to comments made from the Spaniard in his blog, published on Manchester United's official website.
"Not just a player, but a fantastic striker whose ability to score is extraordinary: Radamel Falcao.
“I am sure he will give a lot to our group, as a person and with his goals, and here I welcome him and I wish him the best for this season.”
Falcao's arrival, has however, placed pressure on all the players including Mata, for their starting places.
Former United trainee and now BBC pundit Robbie Savage wrote at the weekend in The Mirror that he feels the ex-Chelsea playmaker's place is most at risk.
"Van Gaal’s spending spree may leave Juan Mata out in the cold... For me, if he sticks with that 3-4-1-2 shape, the personnel likeliest to fit into it are: De Gea; Rojo, Jones, Smalling; Shaw, Blind, Herrera, Di Maria; Rooney; Van Persie, Falcao’."