Jamie Carragher questions Juan Mata transfer

Liverpool's Jamie Carragher in action against Queens Park Rangers on May 19, 2013
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Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher questions Manchester United's signing of Juan Mata.

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has questioned Manchester United's signing of Juan Mata.

United boss David Moyes paid a club record £37.1m to land the Spaniard from Chelsea in January, but Carragher believes that the playmaker has struggled to make an impact at Old Trafford.

He told the Daily Mail: "Mata reminds me of Dimitar Berbatov. He was brilliant for Tottenham and he looked every inch a Manchester United player before he signed.

"But White Hart Lane has a smaller pitch than Old Trafford and Berbatov didn't have the speed to get around it. Similarly, Mata stood out at Stamford Bridge, which is also tight.

"There is no doubt he has talent but does Mata have the legs for Old Trafford's wide open spaces?"

United are currently seventh in the Premier League.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer celebrates scoring the winning goal in the Champions League final for Manchester United on May 26, 1999.
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