The Man Utd fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are very happy about this…
When Jose Mourinho arrived at Old Trafford, it appeared certain that Juan Mata would leave the club.
Following the Portuguese boss’ arrival at Chelsea, Mata was unceremoniously dumped – despite winning a number of Player of the Year awards with the London side.
It was then assumed that Mourinho, for whatever reason, simply did not rate the Spaniard – and so a departure from Man Utd seemed inevitable.
However, in reality – the very opposite has happened. Mata has found a rich vein of form under Mourinho, and in truth – he is undroppable at this point.
Now, in a move that would have been unpredictable just a few weeks ago – it appears that Mourinho is keen to ensure that the Spaniard’s long-term future remains at Old Trafford.
As per the Sun, Man Utd could look to offer Juan Mata a new long-term deal at the club, with Mourinho keen to extend the Spaniard’s stay in Manchester. An insider has reportedly told the Sun that Mourinho has been very impressed with Mata – and he wants to reward him as a result.
Whilst the news would have been surprising at the start of the season, the Man Utd fans in the Tavern certainly are not surprised now. He has performed fantastically so far this season, and a few of the Utd fans by the bar are touting him as their player of the season so far.
Mata has impressed this season, having made 9 starts for the Manchester giants – scoring three times and assisting once in the process.
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