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Juan Mata pens new one-year Man Utd deal

Juan Mata has signed a new one-year contract with Manchester United.

Mata, who was signed from Chelsea in 2014, has made 273 appearances for United, scoring 51 goals and registering 47 assists.

The 33-year-old featured only 18 times for United last season, but despite his diminishing role on the field, Mata’s influence in a young dressing room at Old Trafford is highly valued by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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.

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“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.

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