English Premiership

Mata wants to continue at Manchester United

Juan Mata.(Getty Images)
Juan Mata.(Getty Images)

Cape Town - Attacking midfielder Juan Mata has expressed his desire to continue playing for Manchester United next season as he aims for more trophies.

The Spaniard's current contract is due to expire at the end of next season, with an option to add another year, but he insists he hasn't considered going anywhere else.

“I’m happy here,” said Mata, according to the Manchester Evening News.

“I cannot control what people will think. It’s always been the same, every single summer. But I can control myself and my aim, and my head is focused on trying to win trophies here and still having a contract here.

“I’ve always said that since I came here it has not been the greatest moment in the club’s history. It’s been a different approach and a new stage after Sir Alex Ferguson. We’ve had a few managers, different players coming and going, but I feel really happy to be at this club.

“I feel privileged to play for Man United. It is something when I’m old I will always be proud of."

Mata made 25 Premier League appearances for Jose Mourinho's men this season, scoring six goals and assisting in three.

loading... Live
Tottenham Hotspur 0
Arsenal 0
Fixtures
Sun 12 Jul 20 17:30 PM (SAST)
Tottenham Hotspur
Arsenal
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Sun 12 Jul 20 20:00 PM (SAST)
AFC Bournemouth
Leicester City
Vitality Stadium
Mon 13 Jul 20 21:00 PM (SAST)
Manchester United
Southampton
Old Trafford
Results
Sun 12 Jul 20
Aston Villa 2
Crystal Palace 0
Sun 12 Jul 20
Wolverhampton Wanderers 3
Everton 0
Sat 11 Jul 20
Brighton & Hove Albion 0
Manchester City 5
Logs
Team
P
W
PTS
1. Liverpool
35
30
93
2. Manchester City
35
23
72
3. Chelsea
35
18
60
4. Leicester City
34
17
59