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Manchester United star wants new deal

Manchester United playmaker Juan Mata has admitted he would like to sign a new deal at the club.

The Spaniard moved to Old Trafford back in January 2014 as David Moyes’ second and final signing, becoming the club’s record transfer after his £37 million move from Chelsea.

That four-and-a-half year deal is approaching its expiry date next, although the club do have an option to extend it for another year, with speculation recently suggesting that the club will take up that option.

However, speaking in an interview with ESPN, Mata admitted he would like to sign a new long-term deal and finish his career at the club:

“Why not? I’m 29 and hopefully I can play football for some more years. It would be great to play until I’m 40 like Ryan Giggs. But that’s still a bit far, still 11 years.

“I’m happy here. The club is massive, the support we have is massive. I’ve been settled down in the city since year one. Now it’s my fourth year in Manchester.

“You never know what can happen in football and in life. But my feeling now is that I’m happy here and I wouldn’t have any problem continuing here for more time.”

The 29-year-old has made 159 appearances for the Red Devils, scoring 37 goals.

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