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United stars welcome Mata

ESPN staff
January 25, 2014

Juan Mata has been welcomed to Manchester United by several of the club's stars after flying in to Carrington for his medical on Saturday.

Mata was met by United manager David Moyes upon arrival, as he gets set to complete his £37 million switch from Chelsea.

Robin van Persie was quick to welcome his new teammate, and also hinted that he is set to return to the United squad for their Premier League game against Cardiff on Tuesday. He tweeted: "Welcome Juan Mata. See you all Tuesday."

Mata's compatriot David de Gea also poked fun at Mata's choice of outfit which certainly looked out of place on the muddy pitches of Carrington. He tweeted: "Welcome to my brother @juanmata10 just one thing....Not the best clothes!!"

There was also an emotional farewell from fellow Spaniard Fernando Torres, who posted a picture of himself and Mata celebrating Chelsea's Champions League triumph of 2012 on Instagram. Accompanying the picture was the message: "Thanks for everything. I miss you already my friend. #allthebest".

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