Juan Mata "cannot wait' for Wayne Rooney link-up

Juan Mata of Spain in action during the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Semi Final match between Spain and Italy at Castelao on June 27, 2013
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Juan Mata says that he "cannot wait" to play alongside Wayne Rooney at Manchester United.

Juan Mata has revealed that he "cannot wait" to link up with Wayne Rooney at Manchester United this season.

The Spanish international, who joined the Premier League champions from Chelsea at the weekend, has been speaking at his official unveiling his afternoon.

"I cannot wait to play alongside him (Rooney). For me, he is one of the best players in the history of this country," Mata told reporters.

"He is unbelievable, he is a striker that can score, he can assist and he can come into midfield to take the ball and to try to move. I think I will enjoy it a lot alongside him."

Mata has been handed the number eight shirt for United this season.

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