Man United Hand New 1-year Deal To Legend Who's The Only Player In Their Squad With UCL Winners Medal

Man United Hand New 1-year Deal To Legend Who's The Only Player In Their Squad With UCL Winners Medal

  • Juan Mata will stay another season at Old Trafford after he was rewarded with a new one-year deal by Man United
  • The 34-year-old has been an influential figure in the United's team since joining the squad from Chelsea seven years ago
  • The Spaniard was among theUnited team that won the Europa League and the FA Cup in 2017 under Jose Mourinho

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Juan Mata has been handed a new one-year deal at Man United after his contract expired at the end of last season, Man United, Sky Sports.

The 34-year-old joined United from Chelsea back in 2014 and has gone on to make 273 appearances scoring 51 goals and making 47 assists in the process.

It is understood that Uthe Red Devils gave the Spaniard another year at the Theatre of Dreams due to his influence on young players in the dressing room.

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A statement from Man United read:

"Manchester United is delighted to announce Juan Mata has agreed a one-year contract, keeping him at Old Trafford until June 2022.

"The World Cup winner's influence on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's young, improving squad is invaluable and the manager continues to be a huge supporter of the fleet-footed Spaniard."

Man United hand new 1-year deal to star who only played 18 times last season
Juan Mata has been rewarded with a new one-year deal by Man United despite making just 18 appearances last season. Photo by Martin Rickett
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The World Cup and European Championships winner with Spain has had memorable times at Old Trafford.

He scored the famous acrobatic goal against Liverpool at Anfield and grabbed the equalizer in the victorious 2016 Emirates FA Cup final versus Crystal Palace.

Despite making just 18 appearances last season in a United shirt, the former Valencia man has earned his respect from all the players in the dressing room.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Luke Shaw has developed a bond with Bukayo Saka up to the level that the Man United defender wishes the Arsenal star could be his brother, Sport Bible.

Saka broke into England's first team during Euro 2020 and has started two games so far against the Czech Republic and Germany.

The 19-year-old made an impression against the Czech's but could replicate the same performance in the win over Germany.

However, the British-born Nigerian star could be given the nod by Gareth Southgate when the Three Lions take on Ukraine in the quarter-finals at the Stadio Olimpico.

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