Bad News: Ace dribbler set to leave Man Utd
Juan Mata is reportedly weighing up his future at Manchester United due to a lack of playing time this season.
The midfielder started United’s Carabao Cup defeat by West Ham last week but is yet to feature in the Premier League
However, was left out of the squad to face Aston Villa on Saturday.
Juan Mata is out of contract at the end of the season
Moreover, can negotiate a pre-contract agreement with an overseas club in January
Manchester Evening News report that he would be open to leaving before his deal expires.
Mata, who turns 34 in April, has been with United since 2014 and has made 274 appearances for the club.
His deal was extended by a year in July with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hailing his experience and professionalism.
‘We are a young squad and that’s been part of the thinking,’ he told Manchester United’s website.
‘We have the professionals that can be an example day in and day out”
“Our young lads think they know it because we bring the up through the Academy and they do learn good habits”
“But then they come into the first team and see World Cup winners like Juan and the way he conducts himself, even if he doesn’t play.”
‘He didn’t play as much as he would have liked to last year but he‘s never ever letting himself or his team down with his attitude”
“So [they are] good examples and Lee, as well”
knows he’s got good goalkeepers ahead of him but the example he sets is something we have to reward them [for]”
“and it makes the group better, and they’re still good players”