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Valencia ace Mata wary of Man Utd depth

Valencia midfielder Juan Mata has dismissed talk of facing a weakened Manchester United tomorrow night.

Ryan Giggs and Wayne Rooney are absent from the United squad that has travelled to Spain but Mata said Valencia will not be fooled into thinking the in-form Primera Liga side are in for an easy ride.

"They have a certain Berbatov, Chicharito, Nani ... and Scholes, another hero from my childhood," he said.

"It's going to be beautiful game, the kind that forces you to be better player. You dream of playing in such games as a child.

"But there is no point winning against Manchester United if we don't pick up more points in the remainder of the competition - just like there's no point beating Barcelona or Real Madrid if you don't do well in Malaga, Alicante and Gijon."

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