While the move has been taking longer than anticipated, it was still expected to go through and it looks likely that Mata will be confirmed as a United player today at some point.
The Spaniard is believed to currently be having his medical, so the deal will likely be announced later.
Mourinho said: "Sooner rather than later things will be finalised. He is a fantastic player. In spite of not playing much for us, I still think he could be important for us."
He certainly will be if he helps us take points off Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City. But more importantly, we can rest pretty safely in knowing that this one is pretty much a done deal. It seems there's no going back now. A new record is set.
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