A number of players could be on their way out of Manchester United by the end of this season with their contracts running out. Juan Mata could end up being one such player.
Mata’s current contract runs out at the end of this season. And the Spaniard is yet to extend his deal, meaning that it is very possible that his future could lie away from Old Trafford.
As reported by Manchester Evening News, the club are due to reopen talks with Mata over his future but the ultimate decision on whether to stay or leave is set to be down to the player himself.
While Mata has not featured much this season, he remains a popular member of the squad. And it is believed that the Red Devils would be happy to keep him at Old Trafford.
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Mata’s Manchester United future remains up in the air
Mata joined the club back in 2014 after a sensational spell at Chelsea, which saw him lift the Champions League, the Europa League and the FA Cup while also winning their Player of the Year award in back-to-back seasons. Thus, it is safe to say that he was one of the best playmakers in the world at that point of time.
The Spaniard has enjoyed a good spell at Old Trafford as well, scoring 50 goals and providing 47 assists in 271 appearances for the club till now according to stats from Transfermarkt. But he has never quite managed to emulate the form that he showed at Chelsea.
This season, he has not featured much at all in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side. According to stats from Transfermarkt, he has made just 16 appearances, which have combined for 779 minutes of football, scoring twice and assisting thrice.
Mata remains a class act on and off the pitch as always though and if the club can keep him, it should be viewed as a major positive.