Juan Mata has proven to be an important player for Manchester United since 2014, and the Spaniard has had his contract renewed ahead of the new season.
Manchester United playmaker, Mata remains a committed top professional, and the midfielder has laid it bare as to which position suits him most.
Here are his words when interviewed: “My favourite position is to play (laughs). As you know, I love to touch the ball a lot, be in possession and be in between the lines. So whether it is as a number 10, or coming in from the right inside, I enjoy it.
“I’m ready to play in different positions which gives the manager more choices for different systems and formations.
When asked about his goals, he said: “My goals are the team’s goals. Which is to improve, to do better than we did last season, train well, get ready for games and try to win as much as possible.
“We want to make our fans proud, we are Manchester United and we need to be competing for important things.”