Manchester United have announced the extension of playmaker Juan Mata’s contract, a statement on the Club’s official website reads.
The contract extension will see the former Chelsea player remain at Old Trafford until June 2021, with the option to extend for a further year.
The midfielder will now be looking to add to his trophy cabinet, during his time at United, Mata has won an Emirates FA Cup, a League Cup, the UEFA Europa League and FA Community Shield.
It is a real honour to continue to represent this amazing club and our incredible fans. I have been at Manchester United for five years and I am proud to call Old Trafford my home.
I am looking forward to working with Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] and his fantastic coaching staff; the vision that they have for the club is truly exciting and I am so happy that I will be a part of that.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said:
Juan is the ultimate professional and one of the most intelligent players I have worked with. He is a great example to our younger players in his approach. He understands what it means to be a Manchester United player and has embraced everything about this great club.
As well as everything he brings on the pitch, we have some fantastic young players here and I know that Juan’s vast experience will help them to reach their potential over the coming seasons. I am delighted that he has signed a new contract, as I know that his talent and mentality will be invaluable to the squad.
United have also completed the signing of Winger David James in what promises to be a busy transfer window for the Old Trafford Club and Chief Executive – Ed Woodward.