Man United midfielder eyes special return to Chelsea
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata is eyeing a special return to the Stamford Bridge when his side takes on Chelsea in Saturday's early kick-off Premier League encounter.
Mata, who joined United from Chelsea in January 2014 has assessed this weekend's showdown against his former side, analyzing how much of the Chelsea squad has remained unchanged since he left the club four years ago. It will be a special moment for Mata and he expects a tough clash.
“It’s always a special game for me against Chelsea and it will be tough - they are doing good. They have a new manager and they play with more or less the same players but in a certain style," Juan said.
”I know many players and people from the backroom staff there. Cesar Azpilicueta is a very good friend from the time I was playing there. David Luiz is still there, Willian’s still there. Eden Hazard, who is a good friend, and Gary Cahill... so there are still some players there I know," he added.
The Spaniard spent three-and-a-half seasons with the Blues, making over 135 appearances and scoring 33 goals.