Manchester United now English favourites to sign worldie in Jan

Although it still seems like a long shot, it might just be getting closer to reality. Although clubs in direct and weekly competition are usually loathe to sell their stars to each other, sometimes the necessity arises, for the greater good of all parties.

For some reason Jose Mourinho doesn’t appear to be a huge fan of Juan Mata. Or perhaps he just doesn’t fit into the Chelsea template for success under The Special One. Few would argue that Chelsea have an embarrassment of riches in midfield and a dearth of top a strikers.

You might imagine, however, that Manchester United would struggle to prise the player away from Chelsea. But, with the league title all but gone for Manchester United, a club like PSG might actually be seen as a bigger threat to Mourinho and The Blues.

PSG surely pose a bigger threat to Chelsea than Manchester United in this season’s Champion’s League. It would be harsh to say United are in disarray but few would be confident of them taking silverware in a transitional season.

PSG are still favourites with SkyBet to sign Mata in January at odds of 4/1. But, now just a hair’s breadth behind them at 9/2, come Manchester United.

United’s need for a creative midfielder is painfully obvious. If they buy noone else in the window it has to be a creator for the middle of the park. If Mata is available, he surely has to be the best bet for David Moyes’ ailing Manchester United side.

United fans, would this be the perfect solution or is it an impossible dream?

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