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Solskjaer still uncertain about Mata's future

Mon 17 May 2021 | 15:07

The future of the Spanish star at Manchester United is still uncertain.

Manchester United

boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is unsure of Juan Mata's future in his squad after this season.

The Spanish midfielder, who has spent the last seven and a half years in Manchester, has played 271 games for the team. However, he has not had much opportunity this season and has only played 16 games for his team. His contract expires next month and he will be a free agent. United could add 12 months to his current contract by activating a clause in Mata's contract, but Solskjaer is unsure whether to continue working with the Spanish star.

"I've kept the dialogue with Juan and we're due to speak again very soon,"

he told reporters.

"Of course, he's not played as much as he'd like and that's a decision that we'll make with him. He's in charge of his own future and he's been such a good servant for the club. 

"But of course, it's hard, as I've said so many times, to leave good players out, good people out of the team. 

"It's about what does he want as his next step in his career? Is it still play out his career here, or is it going somewhere else? We haven't made a final decision yet."

Mata was named in the starting line-up for the fifth time this season against Leicester City, having previously played just two minutes in 2021.

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