Spanish midfielder Juan Mata has admitted he is enjoying his time in the city of Manchester more than he did when he was in London.
Mata, who grew up in sunny Spain, believes the city is not as gloomy and grey as everyone makes it out to be, and says there is a lot he still needs to explore.
"The best thing about living in Manchester is that it has a very 'British' atmosphere, very English," he told Spanish newpaper El Pais while on national team duty.
"And then there is the music – a lot of really big groups have come out of Manchester.
"As for the architecture, it's a very English city.
"There are galleries, museums, good restaurants – he only down side is the weather.
"I adapted really well because I had already lived in London.
"Now I've spent five years in England and it's gone really quickly.
"It only seems like yesterday when I was in Valencia. I'm really happy with how it's all turned out.
"London is fantastic – it's like various cities in, one but it moves so quickly, at a thousand miles an hour, it's a bit crazy.
"Manchester is more laid back, it's a normal city.
"I am very happy in Manchester. I have the feeling that I have only just arrived and I've got a lot of things I want to do."
Mata has been in great form for the Red Devils this season, scoring four goals and assisting a further six strikes in his 13 appearances so far.
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