Manchester United: Mata wants a longer deal


Manchester United: Mata wants a longer deal

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Midfield maestro Juan Mata is determined to stay at Manchester Untied, but contract talks are being slowed down by his desire for a longer-term deal, according to the Sun.

Mata turns 30 next April and wants at least a three-year extension to his present deal which runs out in 2018, while the Red Devils are believed to be willing to further his stay by another year.

“He sees his future here, and he is determined to stay.” a Red Devil source told The Sun, “He hasn’t got long left but the option on his contract will almost certainly be taken up.

“The club don’t want him to leave on a free next summer. He is represented by his dad and has been pushing for a longer-term deal.”

Mata is currently one of the club’s top earners with £170,000 a week, but reports reveal he rejected the chance to triple his wages when an unnamed Chinese Super League club enquired about him last month.

Mourinho sold Mata to United for £37 million in 2014 with the Portuguese following in the player's footsteps two years later. The Spaniard has found his time on the pitch limited as he has not clocked the full 90-minutes this season, but despite this, he insists he is well settled at Manchester. 

Mata contributed with a goal in United’s 4-0 victory over Crystal Palace before the international break, but remained an unused substitute against Liverpool on Saturday.



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Premier League 2017/18

# Team P GD Pts
1 Manchester City FC 30 65 81
2 Manchester United FC 30 35 65
3 Liverpool FC 31 39 63
4 Tottenham Hotspur FC 30 34 61
5 Chelsea FC 30 25 56
6 Arsenal FC 30 14 48
7 Burnley FC 30 1 43
8 Leicester City FC 30 2 40
9 Everton FC 31 -13 40
10 AFC Bournemouth 31 -12 36
11 Watford FC 31 -16 36
12 Brighton & Hove Albion 30 -12 34
13 Newcastle United FC 30 -10 32
14 Swansea City FC 30 -17 31
15 Huddersfield Town 31 -27 31
16 Crystal Palace FC 31 -18 30
17 West Ham United FC 30 -21 30
18 Southampton FC 30 -15 28
19 Stoke City FC 31 -29 27
20 West Bromwich Albion FC 31 -25 20