It has been a rough couple of months for Juan Mata as the Manchester United team has slumped down even after his transfer from Chelsea. But the Spanish midfielder has something to cheer for now!

Mata has been selected as the United’s player of the month for February, by the fans of the club in their six foreign language website. He edged past Patrice Evra and Nemanja Vidic and was given a trophy and a cheque of £500 to give to charity.

“It’s amazing for me to be awarded with this prize after my first month. I have played just a few games, five games I think, and I am really grateful the fans have voted for me,”  he said after winning the award.

‘I feel really happy. Life in Manchester is good, I have already found a house, I have a new home and I am trying to know different places around the city. It is a really nice city to live in. It is quiet, relaxing and you can be focused on what is important – playing football.’

Rooney to be made the skipper

Meanwhile Manchester United will be forced to change their club captain soon as they are set to lose Nemanja Vidic to Inter come this summer.

Vidic has been the club captain for a long time and losing them to Inter will certainly hurt the Manchester club. But reports suggest Wayne Rooney could be set to be the next United captain in Vidic’s absence and if he is made the skipper, it would be a complete transformation for the England striker.

Rooney had tried to quit the club in the summer and was not confirming his signature, but ultimately decided to commit his long term future to United recently.

Rooney’s signature has boosted the players and the team management alike and with him being the captain of the team, they would certainly be looking for a turnaround from their dismal fortunes.

In the meantime, Inter president Erick Thohir has stated that Vidic would be a great signing for the club. “Vidic is a great champion. I am extremely satisfied with the completion of this agreement that will bring Nemanja to Milan.”