Manchester United has reviewed that Juan Mata will leave the club on a free transfer when his contract expires this summer. The 34-year-old midfielder who helped Spain win the 2010 World Cup, cost Manchester United a club-record then £37.1m when he joined from Chelsea in 2014.
Manchester United Confirms Juan Mata will leave at the end of the Month
Juan Mata, who scored 51 goals in 285 appearances for the Old Trafford club played in seven Premier League games last season. The club announced on Wednesday that Paul Pogba and English star player Jesse Lingard would be leaving Old Trafford this summer.
The club wrote on their website saying: “Thank you for dedicating eight years of your career to United, Juan.” “Everyone at the club wishes you all the best for the future.” The former Chelsea and Valencia player who agreed to a one-year contract extension with United last July, won four trophies with the club, including the FA Cup in 2016, and the Community Shield, League Cup and Europa League in the 2016-17 season.
The Spanish playmaker is not the only player leaving the club as Nemanja Matic and Edinson Cavani, whose Old Trafford exits had already been confirmed by the club, that is five senior members of Manchester United’s first-team squad leaving this summer. It is likely Phil Jones, Eric Bailly and Andreas Pereira could be leaving the club too.
Dean Henderson, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Alex Telles and Anthony Martial may also be leaving the club. There are a lot of unknowns, but no one could accuse United of failing to react to last season’s desperate performances.