Juan Mata has admitted that David de Gea was an important factor that helped him make a decision to leave Chelsea for Manchester United.
When Mata arrived at Carrington yesterday he was greeted with a hug by De Gea. Over the past week the United keeper has been texting his Spanish counterpart asking if it was a helicopter or bicycle he was arriving on.
“He has been texting me in the last few days saying, ‘when are you coming, when are you landing?! Are you coming by helicopter or by bicycle?!’
I am here now and I am very happy to be here, particularly with David he is a very good friend, an amazing goalkeeper and a top guy. He was important to me in terms of coming here.”
Who needs managerial pull power when you have a world class Spanish keeper?