There will be wholesale changes at Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United this summer. The club needs changes, and with Ole at the wheel, you’d think that those changes will come swiftly before too much speculation can take hold. One change that won’t happen is a Juan Mata exit, as he will apparently be staying this summer.
— Man United Source (@1ManUnitedNews) May 21, 2019
A lot of Manchester United fans have voiced their opinions that Mata’s stay is a bad thing and that the Spaniard will be much better off making his Old Trafford bow this summer. It may be harsh to be treating a player the way they are Mata, especially considering some of his heroics, but in truth, it’s hard to imagine a way that keeping the veteran playmaker would make United a better side next season.
There are a lot of players at Old Trafford who will be making an exit in the next couple of years, it would be an unrealistic expectation for the Red Devils to want large numbers of players to be shipped out and brought in this summer, so the subtle changes are what they need. Mata, though, has little to offer, and he would have been one of the first to leave if it was up to the fans.
You can read the United fans’ verdict on Mata’s rumoured stay here:
He's a nice guy and all that, but I can't stand him slowing down every action.
— Hasztag (@transferosfera) May 21, 2019
This ruined my whole day.
— NathanMakiese (@mvp_kawhi) 21 May 2019
To do what exactly? Keeping players that shouldn't be here…
— KOLADE OLANIYAN (@kolade_7) May 21, 2019
I think he should have gone because we want the youngsters to get chance to play as much as they could
— Man United 4ever (@karlb07ab) May 21, 2019
Hope not as a player
— sachin (@doc_sachin) May 21, 2019
I’ve seen 12 year olds with more pace and strength
— Jp23 (@ManUtdTargets) May 21, 2019
Ruthless summer, he said…
— Thiago Medeiros (@ThiagoDesu) May 21, 2019
Mata stays and young Captain, I may book next year off…
— Paul Brooke-Taylor (@truefanmanutd) 21 May 2019
The Red Devils have a lot of players they’re keen to keep, yet Mata is certainly not one of them.