Manchester United playmaker Juan Mata has insisted that he's 'extremely grateful' for the time he spent at Chelsea, reports AS.
On top of that, when asked about the possibility of Jose Mourinho departing Stamford Bridge, Mata failed to take a dig at his former manager, instead wishing him all the best after the club's torrid start to the Premier League season.
The west London outfit currently find themselves in 16th position in England's elite division after managing to secure just eight points from their opening eight fixtures.
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United, despite suffering a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Arsenal this past weekend, have made a relatively strong start to the campaign. With five wins from their opening eight fixtures, the Red Devils have an eight-point cushion on Mourinho's struggling side.
When asked about the future of Mourinho at Chelsea, Mata responded by saying: "I always will wish him the best because I am extremely grateful for the time I spent there and nothing else."
It was all going so well for Mourinho and Co. last season as they cruised to the Premier League title. Now, though, the Blues are struggling and the 'Special One' has it all to do to turn things around at the Bridge.
Mata, on the other hand, is in fine form for the Red Devils. Both creating and scoring goals, the tricky Spaniard has been one of Louis van Gaal's standout players throughout the course of the campaign so far.
So, did Jose Mourinho make a mistake in offloading Mata? Well, with the likes of Oscar and Pedro failing to produce the goods week in, week out, there's a strong argument to suggest that Mourinho was wrong to sell the classy midfielder. Of course, there's a long way to go, but someone in the mould of Mata would only improve the Blues right now.
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