OFFICIAL: Juan Mata signs new contract
OFFICIAL: Juan Mata signs new contract
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OFFICIAL: Juan Mata signs new contract

Manchester United winger Juan Mata has signed a new contract, which will keep him at the club until June 2021, with the option to extend for a further year.

The Spanish international ended speculation linking him back to his native country to put pen-to-paper,  and will now see out his best days at the club. 

The club's manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised the former Chelsea ace for being 'professional', further noting that his experience is beneficial to the younger players. 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “Juan is the ultimate professional and one of the most intelligent players I have worked with. He is a great example to our younger players in his approach. He understands what it means to be a Manchester United player and has embraced everything about this great club.

“As well as everything he brings on the pitch, we have some fantastic young players here and I know that Juan’s vast experience will help them to reach their potential over the coming seasons. I am delighted that he has signed a new contract, as I know that his talent and mentality will be invaluable to the squad," he added. 

Mata has won the Emirates FA Cup, a League Cup, the UEFA Europa League and FA Community Shield since trading Chelsea for United in 2014.

The midfielder has been capped by Spain on 41 occasions and was a member of the squad that won the 2010 World Cup, as well as the 2012 European Championship.

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