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18 Jun 2019 17:23:07
New Deal for Mata i am hearing. I am sure there are lots of split opinion for this. What you guys think?

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18 Jun 2019 17:37:19
We won't be able to replace everyone at one go, some needs to stay like Mata.

18 Jun 2019 17:42:08
Model professional, and a genuinely good guy. Always tries to put in a good performance. Think that he could do a job centrally if we had a stronger back four.

Most important things he brings are experience and the right attitude. In a relatively young squad whose attitude is often suspect, keeping players like Mata is crucial for saving the dressing room.

18 Jun 2019 17:43:26
Agreed. You can’t strip the whole squad and Mata is a class act with lots of Europa League games to come so an awesome squad never. Played in the right formation he’s great.

18 Jun 2019 17:44:29
Bad, really bad. But still better than Smalling, Jones signing new contracts or Sanchez's situation. wow we are really digging our own downfall here, Director of Footy needed badly, someone with a clear understanding and vision for the club. Oh well another season trophyless. A joke that's what we are now.

18 Jun 2019 17:57:45
Its good that he is signing a new contract. He is one of the good guys in the club.

18 Jun 2019 18:21:03
I just don't see the value in him as a squad member and there are positives in him staying. That said, i'm hoping we don't have to start him on the right wing very often as he is not hugely effective out there. His pace is gone but the guile and knowhow is there if played to his strengths.

18 Jun 2019 18:45:45
Yep can't wait for his blogs next season, maybe he can play some football in between, that would be nice as well.

18 Jun 2019 19:01:42
Not sure what Mata brings to be honest. Yeah he comes across like a nice guy, but how is that helping on the football pitch? Hardly influencing the younger players from what I can see, pretty ineffectual whenever he plays because he is too slow and afraid to take risks now.

My mum always smiles when making my beans on toast, doesn't mean she should be a Michelin Star Chef!

Even when he has played centrally he has been anonymous most games. He had his window at Chelsea, like Sanchez had his window at Arsenal, Schneiderlin at Saints, Fellaini at Everton - it's a long time since Mata pulled up any trees. Rather a kid take the spot and we put the huge wages to better use.

18 Jun 2019 19:24:45
We need a bit of experi3nce in the team. Look what happened when we got rid of Rio, Vidic and co and that is when we started struggling.

We need someone that's been in the club for last few years for the young ones to adapt and Mata isn't a bad influence either.

I also don't think he will be on crazy amount of wages so it makes sense to keep him while the young guns adapt to the club.

We do need some quality this summer and James isn't enough at the moment.

18 Jun 2019 19:29:30
Mata is one of if the only one that has that bit of quality in the final 3rd

He may not be a spring chicken anymore but played in his correct position he is still better than what we have.

18 Jun 2019 19:42:06
Lack of ambition.

£150k a week wasted on a player who doesn’t fit in the side.

18 Jun 2019 19:48:32
I think its a Mata of opinion.

On a serious note, loads of our more experienced players are likely or at least pushing to leave this summer. Pogba, DDG, Herrera, Sanchez, Lukaku, Darmian, Rojo and Valencia.

If Mata leaves that would leave only Grant, Romero, Young and Matic over 30.

And the over 25 category would be Smalling, Jones, Fred and Lingard.

Not much experience left in the squad, no one for the younger players to look to for guidance. Add to that the current rumour is that the club is looking toward signing players with potential more than experience then it becomes even more important we try and keep some.

Of the more experienced players you will struggle to find someone who is a better professional than Mata. It makes sense to keep him around for another year or two if we can.

And although he doesn't "rip up trees" as some of you have put it, he hardly ever let's the side down. He works hard and actually has a good record both scoring and assisting goals.

I can see plenty of up side in keeping him, the only downside is we don't get a shiny new signing to replace him this summer. Oh well, I guess we will have to content ourselves with the shiny new signings brought in to replace the likes of Pogba, Lukaku and Sanchez.

18 Jun 2019 20:24:18
I think he’s Juanderful.

18 Jun 2019 20:40:18
Would love to see him be at no.10 with 2 genuine fast wide men.

United have never utilized his genius correctly, instead admonishing him to the wing were his lack of pace is incredibly apparent. The last 3 years he has suffered because of pogba being played in and around that area.

Put pace around him and mata would be deadly IMO. Although he hasn't got those legs, his brain is much sharper than anyone else within that position.

I say sign him up and give him a proper run at no.10.

{Ed025's Note - i would sooner have boris johnson at No 10 angel....and thats saying something.. :)

18 Jun 2019 20:41:55
Playing him in the right position, which is central, would be a good start.

I don't see why we can't use him in midfield like City use Silva. Get him on the ball and play to his strengths.

{Ed025's Note - hes more bronze than silva im afraid MM..

18 Jun 2019 20:58:59
Ed025 on fire♨️♨️♨️.

{Ed025's Note - i actually like mata ken, good honest pro which is more than be said for a lot of them mate..

18 Jun 2019 23:28:09
A shambles, a nice guy I'm sure, lost pace, not good enough on the football side, give contracts to smalling, Jones, young, mata.
Leave herrera and probably ddg go,
Didn't ole say he wanted his new signings by July 1st,
Give young a new contract, he was finished 2 years ago, smalling, Jones none of them good enough, now mata,
Is ole a yes man, I know it's early but it's a shambles so far.
The last 6 years aren't going to change anytime soon.

19 Jun 2019 19:01:21
Haha love it ed. Well played!

I just think the fella has never got a fair craic. And we could do worse than put him there!



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