Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata has opened up on his life under Arsenal manager Unai Emery when they were together at Valencia, according to Sport Mole.
The 30-year-old playmaker spent four years working with Emery at Valencia between 2008 and 2011 before leaving for Chelsea and later United.
He has recently been linked with a move to the Emirates at the end of the season when his current contract at Old Trafford expires.
In his new biography about the Arsenal manager, he admitted that he still has a lot of admiration for his former boss.
“I think what’s special about Unai is the way he communicates,”
“In his talks, he used to write three, four or five things on the board: those were the points he was going to bring up.
“Sometimes it was five phrases or metaphors he was going to explain. I’ve never seen that with my other managers. They usually revolved around phrases about positivity, camaraderie, the values he wanted to create in his team.
“He communicated by means of the points he had written down. His talks could go on and on because he didn’t notice the time, but what he said was always intense, and he would ask you questions. It became a kind of seminar.”
They could still link up once more if the Gunners decide to make a move for the playmaker, with Aaron Ramsey linked to Manchester United, a swap could also be possible.