Ryan Giggs: 'Juan Mata can become a Manchester United all-time great'

Manchester United's Spanish midfielder Juan Mata controls the ball during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Cardiff City at Old Trafford in Manchester, northwest England, on January 28, 2014
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Ryan Giggs believes that Juan Mata can become an all-time great at Manchester United following his arrival from Chelsea in January.

Manchester United player-coach Ryan Giggs believes that Juan Mata can go down as one of the club's all-time greatest players.

The Spain international moved to Old Trafford from Chelsea for a club-record fee of £37.1m during the January transfer window.

Despite the midfielder having only played in two games for the Red Devils so far, Giggs is confident that the 25-year-old can become a legend at the club.

When asked by MUTV if Mata could be regarded as an all-time United great in the future, Giggs said: "I think he could be. He's obviously got the talent.

"I don't want to put too much pressure on him, but I don't see why not. The players are just like the fans.

"When they see a quality player come through the door, it gives them that excitement and you feel it around training. It gives everybody a lift."

United are currently seventh in the Premier League table, 15 points adrift of leaders Arsenal.

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