Manchester United star Juan Mata likely to reject latest contract offer

first_imgUnai Emery coached Juan Mata at Valencia (Picture: Getty)Juan Mata is unlikely to accept Manchester United’s current contract offer amid interest from several major European clubs, including Arsenal.The former Chelsea forward has played only a bit-part role following the sacking of Jose Mourinho and has made just three Premier League starts since the appointment of interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.United are unbeaten and have won nine of their 10 games under the Norwegian who has reshaped his side’s attack around the pace of Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial, as well as the playmaking abilities of Paul Pogba.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityDespite his reduced role, the Telegraph claim Mata’s preference would be to remain at Old Trafford but is unhappy with the current offer a 12-month extension.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMata worked under Arsenal manager Unai Emery during their time together at Valencia and is said to be considering his options before making a definitive decision on his future.United, meanwhile, are close to securing the services of Ashley Young for another year with the 33-year-old close to agreeing a new deal. Manchester United star Juan Mata likely to reject latest contract offer Metro Sport ReporterThursday 7 Feb 2019 9:03 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.5kShares Ander Herrera and Ashley Young are set to sign new contracts at Manchester United (Picture: Getty)‘Paul is feeling free because Nemanja and me and the centre backs are all the time controlling the opponent’s attack.‘I think Marcus Rashford feels free, Jesse (Lingard) feels free, Alexis (Sanchez) also, Juan (Mata) the other day he played and he was moving everywhere.‘We’re playing with a lot of freedom, this is one of the things he is talking about every day.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Commentcenter_img Juan Mata has started just three Premier League games under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Picture: Getty)The 33-year-old has been handed the captain’s armband in recent weeks with Antonio Valencia out of favour and likely to leave the club in the summer.Mata’s compatriot, Ander Herrera, meanwhile, is also expected to sign a new deal and commit his long-term future to United.Speaking about the impact Solskjaer has made since succeeding Mourinho, Herrera said earlier this week: ‘We are very happy with him – everyone feels free.‘It’s something the manager is working on a lot. They’re insisting a lot on the work between us three to make the others players feel free, even Paul, he can feel free if Nemanja and me work together good. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img

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