New Manchester United hero Juan Mata spent yesterday house-hunting.

The Daily Mail reports just 24 hours after making his debut in the 2-0 win against Cardiff City, United's club-record £37.1million signing spent his day off pounding the streets of Cheshire with his girlfriend looking for a new pad.

The 25-year-old is interested in finding a home in the plush, upmarket area, which is a magnet for Manchester's footballers.

United team-mates Wayne Rooney, Nemanja Vidic, Nani, Patrice Evra and Ashley Young all live locally, while City rivals David Silva and Joleon Lescott are also residents.

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