Juan Mata playing football next season for Manchester United. The English club has the expiring contract of the 29-year-old Spanish midfielder has renewed for a year, until mid-2019. “Mata is an important player for me, for the club and for the other players,” said manager José Mourinho.
The Portuguese trainer used Mata this season and in 19 of the 24 matches played in the Premier League, mostly as basisspeler. The Spanish international, part of the national selection in 2010 and the world title conquered, made three goals and provided three assists. “When I was one and a half years ago to Manchester United came, all the people cried: ‘Mata has a problem’. But he is just very important,” said Mourinho.
The attacking midfielder broke through at Valencia, and moved in 2011 to Chelsea, the Champions League and the Europa League won. After the arrival of Mourinho to the London club, ended up the Spaniard on the bench. At the beginning of 2014 he switched to ManU.