Mata happy at United .

Juan Mata not thinking about returning to Spain

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Manchester United playmaker Juan Mata has insisted that he's 'comfortable in England' and isn't thinking about a return to Spain. 

Speaking to, the versatile midfielder, who has been in fine form for the Red Devils this season, has insisted that he's very happy plying his trade in the Premier League. 

After a four-year spell at Valencia, the 27-year-old arrived on English soil in the summer of 2011 and enjoyed a great deal of success at Chelsea. 


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However, after Jose Mourinho returned to west London, Mata lost his place in the team and went on to sign for the Red Devils in 2014.

And it appears that he's ready to stay on in Manchester for the foreseeable future, as he told Goal:  "At the moment I am very comfortable in England. Obviously, Spain is my home and I have everything here: family, friends...

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"But I'm very happy in England, with the way of life we have and with English football. I would recommend any player to go and spend at least a year in England.

"So in the short term I'm not thinking about going back, just about enjoying my time with Manchester United to the full."

Key man 

Mata's comments will no doubt please the Manchester United faithful, who have really taken to the technically gifted ace in the last couple of years. 

Despite arguably being played out of position at the Theatre of Dreams, Mata has become a key man for Louis van Gaal's side. 


The notion that Mata is at his best when playing off the striker has been argued time-and-time again, but he continues to produce the goods from the right wing. Ultimately, United's No.8 has to be admired; both a scorer and creator of goals, the Spain international will no doubt continue to star in England's elite division for many years to come. 

Manchester United fans: what have you made of Mata's performances this season? Have your say below! 

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