Manchester United reportedly not rushing to sign up popular attacker

According to reports from the Sun, Manchester United are not showing any urgency to tie down Juan Mata to a new contract.

Juan Mata joined Manchester United from Chelsea during the January transfer window of 2014 for a then club record fee of around £37.1million and although the Red Devils have endured a very difficult time on the pitch over the years, it has to be said that the Spaniard has been one of the club’s better performers.

Despite speculation about his potential exit last summer, Mata thrived under manager Jose Mourinho and the 29-year-old is now clearly a key figure in the plans of the Portuguese tactician.

Therefore one would think that United will be looking to secure the future of Mata for the foreseeable future, especially as his contract runs down within the next 12 months.

However, according to the Sun, the Red Devils have not shown too much urgency in tying down Mata to a new contract, even though the player is keen on extending his stay at Old Trafford.

Perhaps the reason why United at taking a relaxed approach in regards to Mata’s contract could be the fact that they have an option of extending the Spanish international’s stay by a further year but the attacking midfielder would perhaps prefer to sign a new deal sooner rather than later.

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