Arsenal manager Unai Emery has received big praise from Manchester United playmaker Juan Mata just shortly after transfer gossip linking him as a target for his old boss.
Mata and Emery were together at Valencia earlier in their careers, and the Red Devils star has been quoted as explaining what he thinks is special about the man who replaced Arsene Wenger at the Emirates Stadium this summer.
‘I think what’s special about Unai is the way he communicates,’ Mata is quoted in the Daily Star.
‘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.’