Manchester United’s Juan Mata has dropped a big hint that he will not be leaving the club this summer by urging supporters to not “believe” everything they read and hear about his future.
The Spaniard, who was briefly the Red Devils’ most expensive player ever when his joined them from Chelsea in a £37.1m move in 2014, has emerged as a favourite among the Old Trafford faithful in recent times, but his role in the squad has been called into question of late.
With Jose Mourinho in charge of Man United now, reports have suggested that the 28-year-old is surplus to requirements, with ‘The Special One’ famous for axing him when he was at Stamford Bridge despite Mata’s status as the club’s best player.
Interest from Everton is thought to be strong, but when talking to fans on his way away from the Manchester club’s training ground, the playmaker said:
“Don’t believe everything that social media and media says.”
And when quizzed further on whether or not he will be staying at Man United, Mata simply smiled and laughed.
Backing up the player’s hint, reports have recently suggested that Mourinho will give the silky pass-master a chance to impress him in pre-season.
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