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Official! Mata Completes Manchester United Move

Official! Mata Completes Manchester United Move

Ok, so this isn't my last article. Sue me.

Juan Mata has finally completed his move to Manchester United this evening for an estimated £37.1 million. He flew into Manchester today, met with David Moyes and some of the players and is now a United player. A sad day for us all.

He did, however, leave us all a little piece to remember him by. I haven't seen something like this from a player before and I thought, despite the outbursts against him for moving to United, it was a nice touch.

Mata wrote an open letter to the Chelsea fans on his blog. The article can be found here- Click Here

Some highlights from the letter:


Mata: 'This letter is written from my heart, and first of all I would like to say that I will never forget all the affection given to me by the Chelsea fans. From the very first day until the last'

Mata: 'Thank you so much for the way you have treated me, you have been unbelievable. I hope you understand that after going through a complicated and, for me, new situation in the last few months, I believe this is the best choice in order to carry on with my football career and to keep enjoying this sport.'

Mata: 'I would like to emphasise the affection, admiration and respect that I`ve had for my former team mates since the first day. I want to thank the captains for their help and understanding at all times.'

Mata : 'I would have liked to say good bye to all of you in the stadium, or in a press conference, but it has not been possible. I`m sure I will be able to do it in the future, because that is what you deserve.'

All credit goes to Mata's blog.

A few good words to end this chapter.

Up the Blues!






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Writer:Tom
Date:Saturday January 25 2014
Time: 10:03PM

Comments

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Seeing him in Utd colours is like seeing photos of the "one that got away"'s wedding photos. Can't say I've ever been this bummed about losing a player of such ilk. It would have been so much easier if he was totally mean about everything. So that's that then huh...
Pistolfish
25/01/2014 22:15:00
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Thank you and goodbye juan! All the best!
Hazard11
25/01/2014 22:17:00
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Find it so very sad that juan has left ..Do not get the logic behind this... wish him all the best for his career.. Great Player..!!!
slash_blue
25/01/2014 22:18:00
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MATA'S LETTER TO CHELSEA FANS: This letter is written from my heart, and first of all I would like to say that I will never forget all the affection given to me by the Chelsea fans. From the very first day until the last. With your support and affection I have grown up as a player and I have had an amazing time both on and off the pitch. I will always feel the gratitude towards you. Always. Every message I got through the social media, every nice word you have said to me on the street, and of course, your support in the stadium, has made me feel incredibly proud of the Chelsea fans; you deserve a team like the one you've got, with so many fantastic players. I won't forget the faith you put in me when I was given the player of the year award the last two seasons. I feel really proud and I will never forget those nights. Thank you so much for the way you have treated me, you have been unbelievable. I hope you understand that after going through a complicated and, for me, new situation in the last few months, I believe this is the best choice in order to carry on with my football career and to keep enjoying this sport. Before last summer, my intention was to stay here for a long time; as long as the club wanted me to, and to keep winning trophies for Chelsea FC. This is how happy I was in the club and in the city. However, as you all know, things changed after the preseason. From feeling like an important player, I started to experience some difficult situations and I felt unable to help the team to the extent that I wanted and was used to . Obviously, I fully respect the circumstances. Football is a team sport and it's not easy to play regularly in such a good squad. In sports you may win or lose, but the most important thing is to give everything. I hope you know and feel that I have always done so. In every game, in every training session, without exception. I have always tried my best for the club. I want to make clear that the stage that now comes to an end has been extremely important for me, personally and professionally. Although many of you, like myself, never thought this moment would come, this is football and a new chapter is about to begin. I would have liked to say good bye to all of you in the stadium, or in a press conference, but it has not been possible. I'm sure, i will be able to do it in the future, because is what you deserve. Evidently, today is a day of mixed feelings, remembering the past and looking forward to the future and what it has to bring. I look forward to being happy and to enjoy what I like the most: play football. I will never forget my time in Chelsea and the affection I take with me, I will keep forever. I wish you the best. A big hug to all of you. THANK YOU so much, Juan
Hazard11
25/01/2014 22:30:00
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i wish salah the best of kuck, feck mata and feck man u.
habbo
25/01/2014 22:30:00
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MATA'S LETTER TO CHELSEA FANS: This letter is written from my heart, and first of all I would like to say that I will never forget all the affection given to me by the Chelsea fans. From the very first day until the last. With your support and affection I have grown up as a player and I have had an amazing time both on and off the pitch. I will always feel the gratitude towards you. Always. Every message I got through the social media, every nice word you have said to me on the street, and of course, your support in the stadium, has made me feel incredibly proud of the Chelsea fans; you deserve a team like the one you've got, with so many fantastic players. I won't forget the faith you put in me when I was given the player of the year award the last two seasons. I feel really proud and I will never forget those nights. Thank you so much for the way you have treated me, you have been unbelievable. I hope you understand that after going through a complicated and, for me, new situation in the last few months, I believe this is the best choice in order to carry on with my football career and to keep enjoying this sport. Before last summer, my intention was to stay here for a long time; as long as the club wanted me to, and to keep winning trophies for Chelsea FC. This is how happy I was in the club and in the city. However, as you all know, things changed after the preseason. From feeling like an important player, I started to experience some difficult situations and I felt unable to help the team to the extent that I wanted and was used to . Obviously, I fully respect the circumstances. Football is a team sport and it's not easy to play regularly in such a good squad. In sports you may win or lose, but the most important thing is to give everything. I hope you know and feel that I have always done so. In every game, in every training session, without exception. I have always tried my best for the club. I want to make clear that the stage that now comes to an end has been extremely important for me, personally and professionally. Although many of you, like myself, never thought this moment would come, this is football and a new chapter is about to begin. I would have liked to say good bye to all of you in the stadium, or in a press conference, but it has not been possible. I'm sure, i will be able to do it in the future, because is what you deserve. Evidently, today is a day of mixed feelings, remembering the past and looking forward to the future and what it has to bring. I look forward to being happy and to enjoy what I like the most: play football. I will never forget my time in Chelsea and the affection I take with me, I will keep forever. I wish you the best. A big hug to all of you. THANK YOU so much, Juan
Hazard11
25/01/2014 22:30:00
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feck his open letter after he said the best place for him is man u.
habbo
25/01/2014 22:37:00
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It'll be xo sad seeing Mata try 2 mark Hazard next season...it wont be a fun sight at all..just why United
blueaddict
25/01/2014 22:39:00
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he is not messi, and still bench warmer (spain nt) he should go and play for india to be a starter
habbo
25/01/2014 22:40:00
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now we are free from screamers saying why mata did not play and so on. he should win all the cups in the world for them who cares?
habbo
25/01/2014 22:43:00
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chelsea the blues and we are the best
habbo
25/01/2014 22:45:00
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i wish salah the best of luck.*
habbo
25/01/2014 22:51:00
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@fv support man u okay???
habbo
25/01/2014 22:52:00
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Reports claim,liverpool has upped their bid for salah to 18m pounds and that we will have to beat that amount to finally secure salah's signature...I don't know how true...#fingers crossed
Hazard11
25/01/2014 23:00:00
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salah go to livercool and say good bye to champions league,or come to garden of cham l.
habbo
25/01/2014 23:04:00
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Goodbye juan,am gonna miss you!!...
Ken4CFC
25/01/2014 23:11:00
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Very emotional letter from the chap,you can tell he wrote that all choked up and emotional. He obviously didn't want to leave,but it was based on a professional decision. Wish him the best in his future endeavors,obviously don't wish his new club well. Adios Amigos!
nelyvanile
25/01/2014 23:19:00
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Very sorry to see him go.
RadioactiveD
25/01/2014 23:22:00
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We just having a blip this year, he knows we are the biggest institution in football thats y he came to us. He was forced out to save his career. He had no choice.
ForeverUnited
26/01/2014 00:10:00
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I enjoyed watching him play for us. He gave us that final pass that we had been missing. Unfortunately, he was a defensive liability and the opposite of "physical". The game has changed from the Spanish tiki taka to a hybrid of skilled technicians and pacey, physical attackers. Who would Mata have replaced? That's the bottomline. Sorry to seem him go regardless, not so much as I hated to see Ballack's contract not renewed, but Juan seemed to be a class individual and a classy assist-master.
rockhead
26/01/2014 00:35:00
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