Juan Mata: Manchester United confirm Spaniard will follow Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard to Old Trafford

The veteran Spanish playmaker’s contract is due to expire at the end of the month and will not be renewed after eight years at Old Trafford.

Mata, who turned 34 in April, has scored 51 goals in 285 total appearances for United after joining Premier League rivals Chelsea in a £37.1million deal under the short-time reign duration of David Moyes in 2014.

He won the FA Cup, Carabao Cup, Europa League and Community Shield during his eight years at United, but is obviously not in the plans of new manager Erik ten Hag, who is behind a complete overhaul after the club’s worst top. theft campaign.

The respective exits of Edinson Cavani, Pogba and Lingard have already been announced, with Nemanja Matic set to follow as Ten Hag radically reshapes his first team.

There had been suggestions that Mata might stay put for another year after talks with Ten Hag, but he too will now seek new pastures.

“Manchester United can confirm that Juan Mata will leave the club when his contract expires this summer,” United said in their latest statement.

They added: “Thank you for dedicating eight years of your career to United, Juan. Everyone at the club wishes you the best for the future.

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