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Manchester United Midfielder To Extend His Stay At The Club [Report]

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When Jose Mourinho walked through the door at Old Trafford this summer it seemed Juan Mata would be going the other way following the ex-Chelsea boss’s decision to offload him to United during his time at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea’s loss has been Manchester United’s gain with the 28-year-old a highly regarded member of the Manchester club by players and fans alike. It also seems Jose Mourinho is now fully behind the player, giving him a starting berth in his favourite number ten role on Saturday as they beat champions Leicester City.

The Sun now report that Mourinho is in talks to extend the Spain international’s stay at the club with just two years remaining on his contract after arriving during the doomed spell of David Moyes in 2014 for a reported £37.1 million, despite being named Chelsea’s Player of the Year for two seasons running.

According to the report, a source at the club has said:

“There have been talks, but Juan is still in the dark over his future at the club.

“He is desperate to stay and likes his life in the Manchester area. It is all down to Jose’s decision now.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 24: Juan Mata of Manchester United scores his sides second goal  during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Leicester City at Old Trafford on September 24, 2016 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

“United don’t want to leave this one rumbling though and are keen to sort it before the New Year.”

Mata, who missed out on a place at the European Championships with Spain this summer, has made 91 appearances for Manchester United, scoring 23 goals and is eager to remain in England and in Manchester.

With Mata already heavily involved at the club so far this season it appears both men have settled their differences and are eager to make a success of their spell together at Manchester United.

Damien McEvoy, Pundit Arena

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