Monday, January 27, 2014
MATA REFUSES TO WEAR MANCHESTER UNITED LEGENDARY NO.7 JERSEY, SETTLES FOR NO.8
Spain International, Juan Mata will wear the jersey No.8 at Manchester United after moving to Old Trafford for £37million
It was expected that the erstwhile Chelsea player would take the iconic Old Trafford No 7 shirt, following in the footsteps of greats like Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham, George Best and Eric Cantona.
However, Mata decide to take over Fiorentina-bound Anderson's No 8 jersey, sparking Twitter rumours that the No 7 was reserved for the return of Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer.
Mata completed his move to Old Trafford over the weekend and manager Moyes desperately needs him to help turn around a poor season that sees United out of the two domestic cup competitions and 14 points off the pace in the Barclays Premier League.
Manchester United boss Moyes never truly believed he would be able to snap up the Spaniard from Premier League rivals Chelsea, revealing there would be more players of his calibre on the way to Old Trafford.