Juan Mata seeks assurances after Jose Mourinho becomes Manchester United manager having sold him at Chelsea
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- Juan Mata scored the equaliser for Manchester United in the FA Cup final
- Mata's advisers previously sought assurances when he was at Chelsea
- They were told that Mata was in Jose Mourinho's plans at the time
- However, the midfielder was sold by Chelsea only three weeks later
Juan Mata’s advisers are set to seek assurances from Jose Mourinho to make sure he still has a role to play at Manchester United – just as they did two years ago at Chelsea.The 28-year-old scored in their FA Cup final win last weekend and this will not be the first time that Mata’s camp have asked Mourinho about his plans for their client.
They asked Chelsea in January 2014 whether Mourinho was planning to sell the player and Mata was understood to have been told he had a future at Stamford Bridge.
Three weeks later, however, his advisers flew in from Spain and he was sold to United for £37.1million.
It came across as harsh at the time, with Mata training away from Chelsea’s first team at Cobham in the days leading up to the transfer.
Mata wants to stay at Old Trafford after winning the FA Cup but the arrival of Mourinho throws his future into doubt.
He was also in the Premier League PFA Team of the Year in 2013 before being sold.
Mourinho is to be handed a £200m kitty at Old Trafford and could try to find a replacement before next season, with central midfield a particular area that he will focus on.