Juan Mata contract extension: It has been reported that the Spanish star is set to sign a new deal at Manchester United.
Juan Mata signed for Manchester United in January 2014 after a lack of chances at Chelsea under Jose Mourinho. Last weekend, Mata entered into top-10 list of most apperances for the club.
However, things have been a little different for the Spaniard outside the pitch.
Juan Mata has been linked with a move away from Manchester United over the past few weeks. The Spanish midfielder’s contract with the club expires next year, and Arsenal are rumored to make a move for the star.
However, the recent report claims that Mata is set to be offered a new contract at the club.
Juan Mata contract extension:
It has been reported by English media outlet Mirror that the Spanish star is set to be offered a new deal at the club. It has been claimed by Standard earlier that Mourinho wants to keep Juan Mata, as well as Ander Herrera at the club.
The contract of both the midfielders are expiring at the end of the season.
Juan Mata is set to be handed a new three-year deal by Manchester United as Arsenal and Atlético Madrid ponder moves for the potential summer free agent. (Source: Sunday People) pic.twitter.com/a3Yl5HcwqR
— Football Transfer News (@Niban11704723) November 25, 2018
Mirror also reports that Atletico Madrid are interested in signing Mata, but that Manchester United are confident of tying the player down to new deal at Old Trafford.
The side has struggled in the new season so far. After a disappointing draw against Crystal Palace in the league last week, Manchester United are at 7th, and have now faced their worst start to the season in the last 28 years.
Manchester United’s Spanish midfielder Juan Mata, 30, is set to be offered a new three-year deal to stay at Old Trafford, following interest from Atletico Madrid.
— Transferchanger (@TransferChanger) November 25, 2018
Manchester United are the only club in the Premier League top-10 to have a negative goal difference.
Juan Mata offered a three year deal according to the Mirror today
Juan signing up would be slight assurance that some level of organisation exists on the football side at the club, at a time when so many player contracts are up in the air. What do you lot reckon?#MUFC pic.twitter.com/NcyKc1WeoH
— Full Time DEVILS (@FullTimeDEVILS) November 25, 2018
Juan Mata has been impressive for Manchester United this season, but has suffered with inconsistency at times. He played a crucial role in Manchester United’s terrific win at Juventus, where he scored one of the two goals to secure an extraordinary comeback.
200 – Juan Mata is making his 200th appearance in all competitions for @ManUtd today. The Spaniard has been involved in more goals than any other player for the Red Devils since his debut (72 – 42 goals, 30 assists). Material. pic.twitter.com/NRvEeoNRMo
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 24, 2018
Manchester United will return to action in the Champions League this week as they take on Young Boys in a bid to strengthen their bid for a round-of-16 berth in the tournament.