Man Utd transfers: Juan Mata optimistic about Red Devils future

Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata has been linked with a move to Atletico Madrid in recent weeks

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Juan Mata says he is optimistic about his Manchester United future despite his recent absence from Louis van Gaal’s first-team.

The Spain international, who moved to United in a £37.1m deal in January 2014, hasn’t started a game since a 3-0 win against Cambridge United in the FA Cup on 3 February, making just three appearances from the bench in the Premier League.

Mata has been linked with a potential return to La Liga in recent months after failing down the pecking order at Old Trafford, with reigning Spanish champions Altetico Madrid thought to be interested in a move for United midfielder.

“I’m working in the same way I have always done, with the same attitude and the same passion! That´s all I can do, I’m always optimistic and ready to contribute to the team at any time!” Mata wrote during a question and answer session on Facebook.

The European championship winner has been a late substitute in United’s last three Premier League games, racking up a total of 23 minutes of top-flight action.

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Mata won the FA Cup with Chelsea in 2012 after a 2-1 victory over Liverpool in the final at Wembley.

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