Juan Mata has sung the praises of new manager Ryan Giggs, claiming that it is a pleasure to play for him.

“For me, it’s a pleasure to play under Giggs as manager,” Mata said. “He’s a proper Manchester United boy. He was born here. For us, it’s a pleasure to be with him at the training ground and at every game. What we will do now is enjoy playing for him until the end of the season.”

Mata only played for half an hour but still managed to score two goals, taking his tally to five in the last four games.

“In the first half it was a bit difficult and we played a bit too slow. In the second half I think we showed what Manchester United can do at home. We tried to score, we tried to be a powerful team and we played in the opposition half of the pitch. I think we did that really well.”