Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata as selected former Chelsea teamate Eden Hazard as the Premier League’s best-ever player.
The duo played together at Stamford Bridge for two years prior to Mata’s departure to the Red Devils in 2014, while Hazard registered 110 goals in 352 games for Chelsea before moving to Real Madrid last summer.
Despite struggling with injuries during his maiden campaign in the Spanish capital, Mata has been quick to praise the Belgian’s quality.
Speaking during a Q&A with fans on the official United website, Mata said: “The best Premier League player… I mean, I used to love to play with, and against, Eden Hazard.
“For me, for many years, he was the best in the league. He could win games by himself. I used to train with him and I know how good he can be.
“He has been very unlucky in his time with Real Madrid with some injuries, but I’m sure he’ll show his real level when…
Source: Complete Sports