Mata to enjoy first Man Utd training session tomorrow

Barring any late hitch, Juan Mata is expected to take part in his first Manchester United training session tomorrow.

Barring any late hitch, Juan Mata is expected to take part in his first Manchester United training session tomorrow.

The £37million man from Chelsea is due to take a helicopter from Battersea in south London later today and fly straight to United's training ground, where a temporary landing pad has been arranged.

The Daily Mail says he has been told to get ready to leave his apartment in Chelsea at short notice and travel to a helicopter flight base in nearby Battersea.

Once in Manchester, the Spanish playmaker is due to have a look round United's impressive training base, meet manager David Moyes and then head to the Bridgewater Hospital near the city centre for a medical.

United do not have a game this weekend as they are already out of the FA Cup but it is hoped that Mata will train with his new team-mates on Friday and be ready for next Tuesday's home game against Cardiff in the Barclays Premier League.

 
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