Juan Mata Wants To Make Manchester United Premier League Champions

Juan Mata will make his Manchester United debut on Tuesday at the Old Trafford against Cardiff and is vowing to win the Premier League for the troubled seventh place team.

As The Inquisitr reported earlier, manager David Moyes is threatening to clean house if underperforming players don’t start producing the way the club expects them to.

Mata comes from Chelsea — in a record £37.1 million deal — and he also knows what it feels like to win as a member of the Spanish team who took the Europa League in 2013.

As a beloved player by Chelsea fans, Juan Mata received an emotional sendoff on Sunday, with many signs written to bid the midfielder farewell. He also penned a letter to the loyal followers that embraced him since 2011.

“Coming here is a great moment for me,” said Mata, when he was unveiled as a United player on Monday. “I feel very happy to be here and have the chance to play for a massive club.”

“The last six months at Chelsea were a bit difficult for me but now I am really happy and looking forward to winning as many trophies as I can with this club. I am sure it is going to be a great period for me.

“Manchester United is a massive club, with fans all around the world and this will be a big challenge.”

“But I like the pressure, I think it’s good for a footballer to try to improve. People are expecting big things from me and I am looking forward to it.”

Juan Mata says he likes the character his new team has and any other team that found itself in seventh place at this point in the season would have a very difficult time climbing to the top.

“I think this is a club which is going to be successful and I am happy to play anywhere. I will try my best to improve as a player, to grow.”

The 25-year-old — who has been selected 32 times to his national team — said one of the reasons he wanted to come to Manchester United, was to help his prospects of being selected to play for Spain — the current World Champion — for the World Cup in Brazil later this year.

“It was really important,” he said. “The Spain squad is really difficult to get into, there are a lot of players fighting to be in the last 23 going to Brazil.”

“I hope this is a great chance for me to keep playing and show the manager of the national team I want to be there, I have to be there.”

Juan Mata is only the first of many changes promised by David Moyes as he tries to bring Manchester United back where they belong — at the top of the Premier League.