Crerand, a member of the clubâ€™s 1968 European Cup-winning side, believes Mataâ€™s arrival can give David Moyesâ€™ side the lift they need.
â€śI think any signing, particularly a player of Mataâ€™s quality, will lift everyone,â€ť said Crerand. â€śThe crowd need a lift, because theyâ€™re a bit disappointed. The crowd and everyone at the club just needs a lift right now, and maybe the signing of Mata can do that. Heâ€™s that kind of player.
â€śChelsea are strong in the middle of the park and have three or four world-class players there, just like United were a few years ago. But when Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie are back, that will also make a big difference to United, because theyâ€™re two top players.â€ť
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