Manchester United have offered a new contract to Juan Mata, according to multiple reports in the English media.
The club have released their retained list as well as those being let go this summer. Despite the Spaniard’s contract expiring at the end of the month, they have not said that he’ll be offloaded.
With that being the case, it’s clear United are keen to keep hold of Mata, and many fans on Twitter are delighted by the news:
Wonderful news. Mata will be useful.
— Chrystian Szymański (@MUFC_Fan1878) June 7, 2019
Good squad player imo
— Daniel (@DaniRed900) June 7, 2019
As a number 10 he’s a decent squad player..
— What’s Real (@DreamsR4Real999) June 7, 2019
That’s one for the dressing room. A good sign.
— James Knill (@JamesKnill) June 7, 2019
— Cheptiony Orize koech (@koech_orize) June 7, 2019
I guess the experience in the dresser is needed
— Cantona’s collar (@terrykingkapa) June 7, 2019
However, some supporters think it is time the 31-year-old moved on:
Not sure that’s what we needed to be honest #MUFC
— Culture 1st (@SavoringCulture) June 7, 2019
Why? He’s terrible
— ‘ (@simonroberts_10) June 7, 2019
No ambition 🙆🙆
— ayotunde (@el_philo1) June 7, 2019
This club never learns. Doomed to be mediocre again😂😂😂😭😭
— Arindam (@Arindam9029) June 7, 2019
Considering manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the club are looking to bring in younger talent to the squad this summer, keeping some experienced heads around seems a sensible decision by the club.
With reports that Arsenal, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus are eyeing a deal for Mata, United will be keen to tie down the playmaker to a new contract as soon as possible.