Giggs believes that the club record signing shows the Red Devils are still a world-class club.
It’s been a difficult first season for David Moyes at Manchester United, but Ryan Giggs says signing Juan Mata from Chelsea really shows the club’s intent.
Since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson as manager after 26-and-a-half years at Old Trafford, Moyes has struggled to reach the same heights as his predecessor.
The Premier League champions are currently in seventh position after 24 games and are a massive 15 points off leaders Arsenal.
Even their Champions League credentials are being questioned as the side trail fourth-placed Liverpool by seven points, but Giggs thinks bringing in Mata in the January transfer window shows that the Red Devils are still a world-class side.
“I think it was always going to be the case with a new manager coming in with different ideas,” the 40-year-old told the United website.
“Obviously, he’s had a good look at all the players here at the moment but wants to stamp his own authority on the team.
“By signing Juan, it’s a message of intent really that we are able to go and get great players like that and there are many more to come hopefully.”
The 25-year-old became the most expensive player in the club’s history when joining from Stamford Bridge in a £37.1m deal.
Since then Mata has played twice and has already provided two assists, but there is still clearly a lot of work for Moyes to do to improve the squad.
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