‘It is not something I have given a lot of thought to’: Juan Mata not thinking of Spain return as Manchester United ace insists he is settled in England
- Juan Mata has reiterated he is settled in England and not seeking a Spain move
- The Manchester United midfielder’s contract at the club expires in the summer
- But despite his uncertain future, he insists he is settled with his life in England
Juan Mata has revealed he is settled at Manchester United and has not given any thought to a return to Spain this month.
The United midfielder swapped La Liga for the Premier League back in 2011 to join Chelsea before going on to move to Old Trafford in 2014.
And while he is yet to agree a new deal to remain at United – his current one expires at the end of the season – a move back to his homeland is not currently on his mind.
Juan Mata insists he is settled at Manchester United and not planning a move back to Spain
The Spanish midfielder’s current deal at Old Trafford is due to expire at the end of the season
‘I’ve been in England for a long time and I feel very comfortable there,’ Mata said in an interview with Diario AS.
‘I have adapted very well to the league and to the culture, but it’s natural that you miss your home, your family and friends.
‘But honestly I do not know if I will return to Spain in the near future, it is not something I have given a lot of thought to.
Mata is free to speak to clubs outside of England as he is in the final six months of his contract
JUAN MATA STATS FOR SEASON
‘I am at Manchester United, one of the most important clubs in world football, that is all I am thinking about.’
Mata is free to discuss deals with sides outside of England as he enters the final six months of his deal.
He is one of three players over 30 that face uncertain futures at the club with Ashley Young and Ander Herrera yet to sort their situations with contracts running down.
The 30-year-old has been revived since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took the job as interim boss and he faces his biggest test so far when United make the trip to Wembley to face high-flying Tottenham on Sunday.
Solskjaer is yet to taste defeat as United boss but faces Mauricio Pochettino’s side who are eyeing a win to keep within touching distance of league leaders Liverpool.
United spent the week out in Dubai for some warm-weather training and both Mata and Solskjaer will hope that gives them the edge in the heavyweight encounter.
United have been out in Dubai training ahead of a heavyweight clash against Tottenham
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