Manchester United needs all the help they can to get out of their stars right now, as the start of the season hasn’t been very encouraging after a lot of thought and investment that the manager spent in order to put together a great team and compete once again for the major distinction of the Premier League.
However, some big names are reportedly set to leave the premises of Melwood and letting talented players would be a great mistake from Mourinho’s side. Very recently, reports have suggested that Juan Mata will consider his future at Old Trafford at the end of the season.
The 28-year-old offensive midfielder has been one of the best players in the Premier League since his arrival several season ago, where he moved from Valencia to play at Stamford Bridge for Roman Abramovich’s side.
Nevertheless, Juan’s father has reported that the Spaniard won’t be making a decision on his future until the end of the season, and we believe that Manchester United should do everything they can to keep Mata around for another long run at Old Trafford.
Even if Mata isn’t exactly Mourinho’s favourite guy (as he left Chelsea to play for Manchester United after having some troubles with the Portuguese chief) and he’s not a starter right now, Mata’s been great for United whenever he has stepped on to the field
On top of that, considering how long the season is and the lack of reliable players on his position, they should definitely try to keep Mata to start in those midweek games in order to keep his starters fresh.
Besides, newcomer Henrikh Mkhitaryan hasn’t been able to live up to the expectations so far, and Mata could provide a lot of pressure for him and make him actually try to improve his game for Jose Mourinho.
There aren’t many proven veterans available right now, and given the fact that Mata already knows Mourinho’s system and style of work, they should consider to keep him around for a while longer.
If you take into consideration that the 28 year old hasn’t had a lot of minutes this season, along with his difficult relationship with his boss, it isn’t quite probable that United gets a good value in return the Spaniard, and that’s another factor to take into notice.
Juan Mata is a very underrated player, as he’s one of the most talented lefties in Europe right now and he can both score or assist with great ease, and he’s one of the most effective and prolific passers that you’ll find, and he’ll help you break a lot of defenses given the chance to actually go out and play.
Last but not least, given how poorly Anthony Martial has performed over the past weeks, benching him for Mata could provide a big boost for Mourinho’s side, given the fact that one of the main problems for his team has been the lack of chances created for Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Mata is probably the best passer in team.
Even if Mata winds up leaving Melwood, Manchester United should try to do everything they can in order to keep him for at least a couple of extra years, as they would definitely regret letting him go at this stage.