The 24-year-old should complete his medical today and a deal could potentially be announced by the club before the end of the day.
Speaking at his press conference this afternoon, Mourinho said: “Things are going in a good direction, and we have allowed Juan to travel and to have the medical with United. It’s a fantastic opportunity for him. It’s the right offer for us.
“I asked him when the offer came: ‘Are you really happy to go?’ He said ‘I’m really happy to go.
“He was fantastic for Chelsea and Chelsea was fantastic for him. We want him to go there and be happy.
“He was disappointed and frustrated at not playing more.”
Bloody hell lads. Mata. Juan Mata. One of the best Premier League players of the past two seasons is joining United. Get the Lambrini out.
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