Manchester United wanted to keep the star, but the player eager for a new challenge 

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Manchester United were reportedly willing to offer a one more year playing contract to Juan Mata but the Spaniard decided to turn down the offer in order to play regular first-team football as per the report in English outlet MEN

The Red Devils have revealed that the 34-year-old will leave the club after spending more than eight years at the Old Trafford stadium. The midfielder has found it difficult to break into the starting eleven in recent years, appearing in only 12 games in all competitions in the recently concluded campaign and the majority of these appearances came towards the back end of the season. 

Meanwhile, according to the report, Manchester United were keen on keeping hold of Juan Mata for one more year but the Spaniard has decided to reject the offer in search of regular playing time, while he has received offers from MLS. 

The report further stated that the Red Devils wanted to include an ‘ambassadorial role’ for Juan Mata when the midfielder signed the last extension back in 2019. But, the club’s hierarchy were willing to offer a more senior role to the 34-year-old. 

Meanwhile, Manchester United are hoping that Mata will return to the club after finishing his playing career. And the club’s hierarchy believe the Spaniard has the attributes to become the technical director in future. 

Our View:

This article from MEN describes everything that is wrong with Manchester United. The Red Devils’ hierarchy wanted to offer a new playing career to Juan Mata who has struggled to play regularly over the past few campaigns and the interim boss Ralf Rangnick only had to use him due to the lack of options he had at his disposal. 

Meanwhile, it seems the Red Devils’ hierarchy do not have any idea what a technical director’s job is supposed to be. They appointed Darren Fletcher as a technical director who spent a large part of the last season giving instructions to the player, undermining Rangnick’s presence. 

Moreover, he will reportedly be in charge of the transfer market this summer. But, the biggest concern is he has no previous experience working in this title. 

And they are also looking to bring Juan Mata back to the club as a technical director in future. But, it will be hard for these inexperienced ex-players to compete against the experienced candidates of other clubs in the transfer market when it comes to winning any transfer race. 

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