Louis van Gaal says he is looking to sign a better winger than Juan Mata

Manchester United have looked like a real blunt force in terms of attacking recently, and that is largely down to a lack of any real drive and pace from our attacking players. One man who Louis van Gaal is clearly looking to replace is Juan Mata, if the Dutchman’s latest comments are anything to go by…

“Juan Mata is playing the right side and he is doing fantastically well because he always has a big contribution for our team, but he is not a right winger in the profile I have.” Van Gaal began.

“But it is not so easy to purchase players who are better than Mata because even though he is in a different profile, he is a very good right winger in our way of playing.”

Like Van Gaal says, there is no doubting Juan Mata’s ability as a footballer, but he just isn’t a right winger. He doesn’t have the pace to go past and beat his man and thats essential in that role.

I’ve always maintained that Mata is far more suited to a central position in-behind the striker, but Louis van Gaal clearly doesn’t like what he has seen from the Spaniard when given the opportunity in the #10.

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