Ryan Giggs: This Man United star is a brilliant professional

Ryan Giggs is full of praise for Juan Mata following the playmaker's performance for Manchester United against Arsenal

Ryan Giggs has described Juan Mata as a model professional after the playmaker’s impressive display for Manchester United against Arsenal.

Mata was one of the home side’s standout players as Jose Mourinho’s men were pegged back and held to a 1-1 draw by Arsenal at Old Trafford.

The playmaker scored United’s opening goal with a smart low finish in the 68th minute to put the home side in front at Old Trafford.

However, Arsene Wenger’s men fought back and earned a point when substitute Olivier Giroud headed home an equaliser late on.

Mata has earned plenty of praise for his performances for United under new boss Mourinho this season.

And former Manchester United midfielder Giggs had nothing but positive things to say about the playmaker after the game.

Speaking after the game on Sky Sports, Giggs said: “I think he has [the full faith of Mourinho] and rightly so.

“He’s a very good player and brilliant professional. The key to Juan being effective is getting the legs [from other players] around him.

“He’s got a great footballing brain and that’s not easy to come by. I think his number one position is in the No10.”

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Mata will be hoping to feature when Manchester United host Feyenoord in the Europa League on Thursday night.

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