Robin van Persie was the first player to welcome Juan Mata to Manchester United this afternoon and dropped a subtle hint that he will be ready in time to face Cardiff on Tuesday.
The 30-year-old has been out of action since injuring his thigh when taking a corner against Shakhtar Donetsk but it sounds like he might be fit to return to the squad which will be a massive boost to the squad.
We have missed Van Persie’s clinical finishing and if he can combine that with Mata’s technical abilities, United will be absolutely unstoppable in attack.
— Robin van Persie (@Persie_Official) January 25, 2014
As well as Van Persie, a few other players have also sent their welcome messages to Mata and De Gea will be more pleased than most because he has now got a compatriot at the club.
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) January 25, 2014
— phil neville18 (@fizzer18) January 25, 2014
Welcome to Manchester, Juan.