BELEAGURED Manchester United manager David Moyes (left) is ready to smash the club's transfer record for Chelsea misfit Juan Mata.
United would have to offer in the region of £40m for the 25-year-old Spanish playmaker - a move which is supported by former Red Devils defender Gary Neville.
While the current England assistant manager does not believe Mata fits in with the "typical philosophy" of United - he does feel the Chelsea star would bring plenty of positives if he did make the move to Old Trafford.
In a series of Tweets this morning, England's assistant coach clarified his view.
"Does he fit in with what I would call the typical philosophy of Manchester United? I would say no," said Neville.
"Positives of signing a player like him are obvious-lift everyone (spark) creativity, knows PL, 4th place chances go up - fantastic player."
With a blank weekend following tomorrow's Capital One Cup semi-final second-leg with Sunderland, Moyes is expected to embark on a scouting mission in an effort to bolster a squad languishing in seventh spot. and in danger of failing to qualify for next season's Champions League.
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