David Moyes: More new faces will follow Mata to Manchester United
Somebody wants to spend some money.
David Moyes says that the signing of Juan Mata from Chelsea will be the first in a number of high profile arrivals at Old Trafford, as the former Everton boss tries to raise the mood during a difficult first campaign at the club.
United - the current Premier League champions - are currently 7th in the standings and jn very real danger of missing out on qualification for the Champions League next season.
However, Moyes believes that the arrival of the 25-year-old Spanish playmaker has significantly raised the mood among United fans.
"This is the first, and there will be many more to come in time. I want the quality of Juan to be the start of it," Moyes, who also expects to tie Wayne Rooney down to a new five-year deal, said.
"I don't think we will have any more (new signings) in January - I'm still working on it and looking to do so. But hopefully it will be the first of some new signings, some new players who will arrive, more likely in the summertime."
He told MUTV: "Undoubtedly we could all do with a bit of a lift, we have not done as well as we would have liked to do. We see this as the start, we have to look to improve and I'm going to try to bring in some new players to make that happen.
"I want to build an exciting team, I want to win and I want to give the supporters something to shout about - I've not done that often enough."
Moyes says he was "surprised" that Chelsea allowed Mata to join their rivals mid-season.
"It's not something that tends to happen especially between Premier League teams," he added.
"I was surprised when it happened but we have got a really exciting player, a player I'm looking forward to working with, a player I think everybody in football looked at and says he did a great job for Chelsea.
"I'm looking forward to seeing him in a red jersey and doing it for us."