Juan Mata is set to consider his future at Manchester United when the season ends. The midfielder who could play in the Spanish team against England in a friendly on Tuesday night is known to have a frosty history with manager Jose Mourinho.
Manchester evening News reports that the Spanish International’s father Juan Mata senior revealed this in an interview. Speaking to Turkish outlet Fanatik, Mata senior said
“This season we have entered a new path with Mourinho. However, at the end of the season we will sit down and evaluate our future more seriously.”
The midfielder joined Manchester United from Chelsea in 2014 for around 37 million pounds and has 19 months remaining on his contract. There have been speculations that the club is not in a hurry to have discussions with the player over a new deal but United are calm with the situation and have prepared a one year option into Mata’s contract.
Mourinho in 2014 sold Mata when he was the manager of Chelsea and there were concerns with Mourinho becoming the manager of Manchester United that Mata would have a hard time getting regular playing time with the Portuguese in charge. This has not been the case as the 28-year-old player has already featured 15 times in all competitions so far this season.
Also in a season that Manchester United is yet to set the pitch on fire, Mata has been one of the few players that have put in some good performances as United look to find their rhythm.