Juan Mata: 'I will play anywhere for Manchester United'

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 insists that he can play "anywhere" for Manchester United following questions as to whether the Spaniard can fit into the club's system.

Juan Mata has insisted that he is happy to "play anywhere" for Manchester United following his move from Chelsea to Old Trafford.

The North-West outfit have paid a club-record £37.1m for the Spaniard, who dropped down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge under manager Jose Mourinho.

While some have questioned whether Mata will be able to fit into the system at United, the midfielder has insisted that he will feature in any role handed to him by boss David Moyes.

"I would like to play anywhere," Mata said in a press conference. "To play, try my best, to assist and to score. I will do my best to grow and do what I can.

"It's a massive club and I'm really glad to be here. In the history of the Premier League it's the club with most trophies so I'm really happy about that.

"I like the pressure. I think it's good for a footballer to improve when people expect big things from you."

Mata could make his debut against Cardiff City at Old Trafford tomorrow evening.

Juan Mata poses with his new #8 Manchester United shirt on January 27, 2014
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