Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata has hailed the recent arrival of Alexis Sanchez at the club and claimed that he is happy to compete for a regular starting spot in his favoured position.
Despite the strong competition for places Juan Mata, insists that it all part of being at a club the size of Man United.
“Alexis is a great player and it’s fantastic news for us to have him with us,” he is quoted as saying by Sky Sports News. “Competition is high, in a team like Manchester United there will always be some kind of competition for places.
“Over the years I have been playing in different positions, since Valencia as a left winger and then I moved when playing for Chelsea as kind of No 10.
“Since I came to United I am playing mostly in the right, but I am trying to adapt myself to different positions and try to give my football for the benefit of the team and that’s what I enjoy doing.
“Goals have always been part of my game and this season I haven’t scored as many as I would like but I’m doing assists and having the chances and I think that’s important as goals will come.”