Premier League: Juan Mata excited by Wayne Rooney partnership
Manchester United new boy Juan Mata is looking forward to linking up with Wayne Rooney after completing his transfer.
Last Updated: 28/01/14 9:12am
Mata was unveiled by the club on Monday at a media conference, where he was asked how he felt he would complement Rooney.
The Spain international insists he is excited by the prospect and paid tribute to his new team-mate.
"I cannot wait to play alongside him. For me he is one of the best players in the history of this country," Mata said of Rooney.
"He is unbelievable. He is a striker who can score, assist, who can come to the midfielder to take the ball and try to move, so I think I will enjoy a lot (playing) alongside him.
"For me he is an unbelievable player and I will try to connect with him as much as I can.
"I will try to find the gaps between the rival defences because that is what I used to do.
"I did this last season and I think that is my best kind of playing (position). I will try to be in the position I have to be to try and assist the strikers."
Meanwhile, Moyes was coy when asked about the future of Rooney.
His contract expires in 2015 but he has been linked with an extension that could earn him £300,000 a week.
"It is one I have left with (executive vice-chairman) Ed Woodward and Wayne and his advisors," said Moyes.
"We will give you an update on it at the right time. Right now I would prefer to talk about his performances."
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