The Spaniard will stay at Old Trafford until the end of the 2021/22 campaign, bringing his total numbers of years at the club to 9. A statement from the Red Devils reads: “The World Cup winner’s influence on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s young, improving squad is invaluable.”
Juan Mata has signed a new one-year contract with Manchester United, the club officially announced on Friday.
Mata, who featured in just 18 games across all competitions last season, reportedly had to accept a sizeable pay cut in order to continue at Old Trafford.
Mata, who was signed from Chelsea in 2014, has made 273 appearances for United, scoring 51 goals and registering 47 assists.
A club statement read: “Manchester United is delighted to announce Juan Mata has agreed a one-year contract, keeping him at Old Trafford until June 2022.
“The World Cup winner’s influence on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s young, improving squad is invaluable and the manager continues to be a huge supporter of the fleet-footed Spaniard.”
The announcement of Mata’s extension follows Thursday’s confirmation that the club had reached an agreement with Borussia Dortmund for the signing of England forward Jadon Sancho in a deal worth £73m.