Juan Mata speaks out on Chelsea exit

Manchester United star Juan Mata has dismissed reports that he has had to adapt his game to survive at Old Trafford.

The Spaniard was sold to United by then-Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, ironically now his manager once again.

There were claims that Mata may be sold once again, potentially not fitting into Mourinho’s plans after the summer arrivals of Paul Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

But Mata has insisted that he is happy at the club, and is still the same player he was at Stamford Bridge.

“The teams are different, the clubs are different, the squad is different,” he said.

“I just try to play the best I can in every single game.

“That is what I tried at Chelsea and that is what I’m trying now. I’m happy in my football and I’m enjoying it.

“But I don’t see that I’m not doing the same as I did at Chelsea. I’m doing the same but sometimes circumstances change. Obviously this is a different circumstance than when we were at Chelsea.”

 

By Steve Osborne             @BlizzardSteve75

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