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Fulham boss Meulensteen backing Man Utd move for Chelsea's Mata

Fulham boss Rene Meulensteen has backed former club Manchester United's move for Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata.

Mata is expected to sign for United today in a club record £37 million deal.

Meulensteen said: "I think he's a great player.

"I think he would definitely improve them."

United are yet to sign a player from Chelsea since the start of the Premier League, while Chelsea have successfully completed deals for four coming the other way.

Former Reds coach Meulensteen added: "In the past United didn't really have such as an interest in players as they have for Mata and obviously he's available.

"Player wants to come, Manchester United want him, simple."

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