Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that he is not sure whether or not Juan Mata will be at the club next season.
The Spanish playmaker’s contract runs out this summer, and there have been rumors that he will leave the club once he becomes a free agent.
This season has seen the veteran playmaker struggle for minutes on the field, and has started in only four matches in the EPL.
In April he will turn 33, and it is understood that he may want a move back to Spain once the current campaign comes to an end.
And Solskjaer has added to this uncertainty by conceding that he is not sure if Manchester United will offer Juan Mata a contract extension beyond the current campaign.
“The decision is very difficult every time with Juan,” he said. “You know he’s got the quality. If he plays, he scores goals, he’s contributed this season.
“Then again, we’ve had other players who have taken his role as well – Mason [Greenwood] has done well in that position, Paul [Pogba] now, and Juan really contributes in and around the group.
“So it’s one of those that I have discussions with all the time, it’s difficult to leave him out but unfortunately that’s where it is at the moment, so no decision has been made there yet.”
Juan Mata was signed from Chelsea in 2014 and has made 186 appearances for the club, scoring 33 goals in the process.