Juan Mata will be United centre of attention, says Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has admitted that Juan Mata had grown unhappy in Chelsea at having to play wide.

updated: January 27, 2014 10:11 IST
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London: Jose Mourinho revealed Juan Mata has been told he will operate in his favoured central role at Manchester United.

The £37 million sale of Mata to the Old Trafford club has drawn criticism from some Chelsea supporters and prompted questions about how United manager David Moyes will combine the Spain international with Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie. (Also read: Juan Mata signing a first of many, says Moyes)

But Mourinho confirmed Mata had grown unhappy at being asked to play wide following the Chelsea manager's decision to build his team around Oscar and has been promised a return to his regular position. (Related: Mata's arrival marks start of rebuilding phase for Manchester United)

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