Mata set to extend Manchester United deal

Ruben Hill
October 12, 2017

Spain global Mata has developed as a key player for Jose Mourinho at United despite being sold by the manager while he was at Chelsea.

Mata was signed from Chelsea by former United boss David Moyes in January 2014 and he has since racked up one hundred and fifty-five appearances in all competitions, scoring thirty-seven goals and has tasted success in the FA Cup, League Cup and the Europa League.

Mata is now in his fourth full season at Old Trafford, and has blossomed as United have started the season in fine fettle.

The Mirror says Mata is out of contract at the end of this season, along with team-mate and Spain compatriot Herrera, but United have the option to activate an additional 12 months on both players' contracts.

And Mata will instead see his current contract extended by one year, with Jose Mourinho set to trigger a clause to prevent the ace from leaving for free next summer.

The Mirror claims Manchester United's Spanish playmaker has turned down the chance to greatly improve his £165,000-a-week wages.

Teams from the Far East have supposedly approached his representatives about a surprising transfer deal.

And, speaking ahead of the Anfield showdown, he reiterated the importance of the fixture.

Mata wrote on his blog on United's official website: "Obviously, we have to talk about our next Premier League game, in Anfield".

"This is one of the big games of the season without a doubt".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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