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Man Utd midfielder Mata: Why I chose No8...

Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata has explained taking the No8 shirt.

The former Chelsea star was offered the coveted No7, but instead took Anderson's No8.

"Many of you are asking me about the number 8 on my shirt," he wrote in his blog.

"I think it's a nice and important number, and I hope it brings me luck!

"What a coincidence: this is the eighth day since I signed with United. Very intense days, and very emotional as well.

"It's not easy to assimilate all this in such a short period, but it becomes easier with your help. The truth is I feel very comfortable on the pitch with my team mates. More and more after every game…"

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