Manchester United have taken up their choice to increase midfield Juan Mata’s contract by an additional 12 months, protecting the participant on the membership till June 2019.
United made the information official late on Tuesday night forward of the midweek conflict at Wembley with Tottenham, and the transfer had put to relaxation some rumours that the Spanish worldwide may very well be leaving Outdated Trafford on the finish of the present marketing campaign.
Mata arrived from Chelsea in January 2014 and has change into a fan favorite at United, scoring 39 targets for the membership in 172 appearances up to now. Mata has lifted the FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League throughout his stint, and was delighted to increase his keep.
Talking to MUTV, he mentioned: “I nonetheless really feel very blissful and really proud to be a part of this membership. I feel everybody that belongs to Manchester United ought to really feel privileged, and that’s how I really feel.
“I’m proud of everybody on the membership and, clearly, with the supervisor and my teammates. As soon as you might be a part of this membership, your soccer profession will not be the identical; it adjustments, as a result of this is among the largest golf equipment in soccer historical past.
“On daily basis I attempt to inform myself how fortunate and the way privileged I’m, attempt to reap the benefits of each single coaching session, and attempt to see how essential it’s to be a Manchester United participant.
“We now have had so many new gamers throughout my 4 years, however now we all know one another and perceive one another higher. We’re making a sort of stability that I imagine is required to construct and to create a optimistic consistency when it comes to getting outcomes and getting trophies.”
Supervisor Jose Mourinho added: “Mata is essential. Once I arrived one-and-a-half years in the past, [they said], ‘Mata is in hassle, in hassle, in hassle’, and now he is getting an extension of another 12 months. An essential participant for me; essential participant for the membership; essential participant for the opposite gamers.”