After a long period of dialogues, Juan Mata has decided to extend his stay at Manchester United by a further two years.
Juan Mata has finally decided to sign a contract extension with Manchester United that would keep him at Old Trafford for another two years.
Manchester United had been in discussions with the Spaniard over a contract extension and after a series of dialogues, have convinced Juan Mata to stay.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had been pushing for an extension for a long time. The former Chelsea man is now a seasoned veteran in the Premier League and he could definitely be a big help to the younger players.
Moreover, with Ander Herrera already gone as a free agent, the club couldn’t afford to lose out on another key player. Juan Mata arrived at Old Trafford back in January 2014 from Chelsea. He was David Moyes’ last signing for the club during an ill-fated stay.
Since his arrival, Mata has won the FA Cup, League Cup and the Europa League. While many signings have failed to live up to expectations, Mata’s has been a good one.
As reported by the Daily Mail, Mata is happy to have signed an extension.
‘I have been at Manchester United for five years and I am proud to call Old Trafford my home.
‘I am looking forward to working with Ole and his fantastic coaching staff; the vision that they have for the club is truly exciting and I am so happy that I will be a part of that.’
Solskjaer was also pleased with the announcement and heaped praise on Mata’s attitude.
‘Juan is the ultimate professional and one of the most intelligent players I have worked with,’ said Solskjaer.
‘He is a great example to our younger players in his approach. He understands what it means to be a Manchester United player and has embraced everything about this great club.
‘As well as everything he brings on the pitch, we have some fantastic young players here and I know that Juan’s vast experience will help them to reach their potential over the coming seasons.
‘I am delighted that he has signed a new contract, as I know that his talent and mentality will be invaluable to the squad.’