Juan Mata snubs huge money in China as he looks to commit future to Manchester United – report

Juan Mata snubs huge money in China as he looks to commit future to Manchester United – report

Juan Mata is set to snub a huge contract in the Chinese Super League as he looks to commit his future to Manchester United.

The Spaniard has one year left on his contract at Old Trafford, but wants to extend that deal as he looks to be a part of Jose Mourinho’s project at the club.

Mata, 29, has been offered a deal worth around £375,000-a-week in the CSL, according to the Daily Mail.

Despite the huge sums of money on offer, Mata has no interest in playing in China.

He joined United in January 2014 for a then club record transfer from Chelsea of £37 million, and settled into life in Manchester, as well as his football, perfectly.

Mata has become one of the most liked players at the club, and his efforts in charity and in creating a greater connection between fans and players have been widely appreciated by neutrals as well as United supporters.

As a player, he has frustrated sometimes, but has had some brilliant moments in a United shirt, the best of which being at Anfield away as he scored a scissor kick in a 2-1 victory under Louis van Gaal.

Mata may not currently seen as one of the most important players at the club, but he has started six of United seven Premier League games so far this season, so a new deal is certainly not out of the question.

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