Juan Mata not thinking about returning to Spain

Published 2 Comments

Football News

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. 


Do you have what it takes? Sign up today and send over your 250 word test article:

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...

"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! 

Premier League
Manchester United
Juan Mata

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again