Manchester United confirmed they had agreed a deal to sign Juan Mata from Chelsea, pending an agreement of terms and passing of medical.

One of the first players he’ll be seeking out is Ryan Giggs, who he revealed he admired back in 2011.

“He’s actually one of the best wingers that there has been and are around right now,” he said. “I pay more attention to him because he plays in the same position I do. He’s an incredibly impressive player in his tackling, in his dribbling and in his general style.”