United seem to be riding on a roller coaster of peace at the moment. Since the halt of club football activities as players and clubs go for the international break, the Red Devils have been making raves in the media.
United are afraid of losing their key players at the turn of the year. De Gea has been offered a sweet deal that will see his former wage climb higher than before. And now midfielder and playmaker Juan Mata has been pinned as another player they must keep.
The Spaniard who joined United in the summer of 2014 from Chelsea has gone ahead to build a decent reputation at Old Trafford.
There were times he could have packed his bags and stormed out of the outfit following bitter disputes with former boss Jose Mourinho, but the 30-year-old refused to cave into the growing needs of seeking game time elsewhere, despite his former club Valencia throwing out their arms wide open, to receive him back.
The Spanish outfit have not given up in their bid to win him back. This has suddenly put United on the edge, who now have knives under their seats following emerging interests from the La Liga club.
The Sun says the Red Devils are keen on fending off interests from other clubs especially Valencia from signing Juan Mata in January.
Discussions for a new contract is reportedly in the pipeline as the club’s hierarchy are set to begin a new contract extension with the player’s father who is his agent.
Mata tackle success stands at 73 per cent, nonetheless, his influence has hugely underpinned United this season, especially in their 3-2 comeback against Newcastle.