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Solskjaer comments on Mata’s future at Man United

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Juan Mata is facing an uncertain future at Manchester United and Ole Solskjaer has explained the situation of the Spaniard.

Juan Mata is due to hit free agency in the summer, but the Red Devils still have a 12-month extension option in his deal. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he will continue to keep a close eye on that situation.

As things stand, a World Cup-winning midfielder that has been on the books at Old Trafford since January 2014 will be cleared to take on a new challenge at the end of the season.

Mata has not figured as often as he would have liked this term, taking in just 16 appearances across all competitions, but there may remain a role for him within Solskjaer’s plans if the Spaniard decides that he would like to stick around.

Asked about Mata’s future ahead of a Premier League meeting with Fulham on Tuesday, Solskjaer said as per the club’s website: “I’ve kept the dialogue with Juan and we’re due to speak again very soon.

“Of course, he’s not played as much as he’d like and that’s a decision that we’ll make with him. He’s in charge of his own future and he’s been such a good servant for the club.

“But of course, it’s hard, as I’ve said so many times, to leave good players out, good people out of the team.

“It’s about what does he want as his next step in his career? Is it [to] still play out his career here, or is it going somewhere else?

“We haven’t made a final decision yet.”

Mata has so far taken in 271 appearances for the Red Devils, scoring 50 goals along the way.