Manchester United fans react to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s admiration for Juan Mata

by Marwan Harraz

Manchester United fans were not happy seeing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admit his hopes of the club retaining Juan Mata‘s services.

The Spaniard’s contract expires this summer and there are sections of supporters who believe he should be let go.

There are some fans however who feel Mata would be a useful rotational option for the squad and that Solskjaer should look to hold onto him instead.

The former Chelsea man has struggled to have a breakthrough in his contract negotiations with the club but his Norwegian manager is clearly a fan.

Perhaps Juan’s wages has been the stumbling block with the United board understood to be keen on lowering their wage bill.

Mata has unfortunately personified fans’ issues with the current board as they believe those higher up aren’t as ambitious.

Some supporters have accused the hierarchy of settling for low quality players on high wages and not investing enough in the squad.

It is a little surprising to hear Solskjaer’s admiration for Juan given how the player doesn’t really fit into his system at all.

The former Molde boss likes to play direct, intense, pacy attacking football that would arguably not suit the former Valencia man.

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