Neil Warnock’s verdict on Juan Mata to Everton speculation

Manchester United's Juan Mata in action with Norwich's Martin Olsson

Manchester United star Juan Mata has been linked with a move to Everton in the summer transfer window.

Juan Mata celebrates scoring the first goal for Manchester United

Former Leeds United and Queens Park Rangers manager Neil Warnock suggested on The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Tuesday morning (broadcast from 6am, July 5) that Juan Mata would not be a good signing for Everton.

Mata has been linked with a move from Manchester United to Everton in the summer transfer window.

According to The Telegraph, Everton are interested in signing the Spain international attacking midfielder from Premier League rivals United this summer.

It has been reported that the 28-year-old is aware that he has no future at the Red Devils, who will have former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho in charge of the first team next season.

Former Rotherham United and Crystal Palace manager Warnock believes that Mata would not be a good signing for Everton.

Rotherham manager Neil Warnock

“I am not sure about Mata at Everton,” said Warnock on The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Tuesday morning (broadcast from 6am, July 5).

“I just think pace is vital now in the Premier League. I think players like Mata at Everton, I am not sure.”

Neil Warnock manager of Rotherham United

Mata is one of the best attacking midfielders in the Premier League, and he would be a brilliant signing for Everton.

The former Valencia star may not have been at his best at United, but he showed during his time at Chelsea that he is world class when on form and when played to his strength.

Manchester United's Juan Mata with referee Mark Clattenburg

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