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Man United set to secure crucial signing of influential midfielder

mataManchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern are breathing a sigh of relief, as a break from our pub quiz led to them discussing the latest developments in what could be a decisive transfer saga.

The Daily Star have stated Juan Mata will put an end to transfer speculation surrounding him by penning a lucrative new deal with Manchester United, despite the uncertainties surrounding manager Louis Van Gaal.

Mata’s future has been up in the air in recent weeks, with many believing that he’s certain to leave should Jose Mourinho, who sold the Spaniard to United during the duo’s time with Chelsea, land the managerial position at Old Trafford.

However, Mata’s preference is to reject any transfer approaches this summer and instead sign a two-year contract extension, which would likely see an improvement upon his current wages of £130k-a-week.

Our landlord believes this is massive news for United, although he remains concerned that the Spaniard will be unable to work alongside Mourinho should the former Chelsea boss come in.

United fans, how crucial is Mata to your side? Let us know in the comments below!

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