Juan Mata: 'Manchester United will strengthen in summer'

Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata is confident that the club will strengthen the first-team squad in the summer.

Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata has insisted that the club have been in a "transitional moment" throughout the current campaign.

United look likely to miss out on qualification for next season's Champions League after a poor performance domestically, but Mata is confident that manager David Moyes will sign several "top players" during the summer.

The 25-year-old told The Mirror: "When I joined, in all my conversations with the board and the manager about next season, they were confident about getting the right players.

"They know, and I know, we're in a transitional moment, but in the summer, they're going to try to sign a few players and I have the faith that they are going to bring top players in."

Mata has scored three times in 11 appearances for United since joining from Chelsea in January.

Juan Mata of Manchester United celebrates scoring their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St James' Park on April 5, 2014
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