Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has claimed that no decision has been made over Juan Mata’s future at Manchester United. It’s been a difficult year for the playmaker during which his beloved mother passed away.
The Spaniard is now in his 8th season at Old Trafford but has only made eight Premier League appearances since the beginning of the campaign. It wouldn’t surprise us to see him line-up against Wolves in the final game of the domestic season on Sunday.
With his contract set to expire at the end of the month, it looks like Mata could leave the club this summer after manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said that he would have further talks with the midfielder to determine what his next move will be.
“I’ve kept the dialogue with Juan and we’re due to speak again very soon,” Solskjaer said, as quoted by the Daily Mail. “Of course he’s not played as much as he would like and that’s a decision we will make with him.
“He’s in charge of his own future, he’s been such a good servant for the club. But it’s hard to leave good players and good people out of the team, and it’s about what does he want as his next step in his career.
“Is it to play his career out here or is it to go somewhere else? We haven’t made the final decision yet.”
We only see glimpses of Mata these days but when I look at the squad and the quality of midfielders, I can’t help but feel we need to move a few on before getting more suited players in.
Solskjaer has done a really good job getting rid of players who needed to be shown the door, and as much as I adore Mata his best days are long gone.