It has widely been reported that Juan Mata’s time at Manchester United could be coming to an end this season.
The Spaniard is said to be demanding at least 2-year contract while the United board is fixated on offering him a single year worth of deal.
“I don’t think right now is a good moment to speak about it,” Mata told the MEN. “Because I prefer to put the team before myself and what we are going to face now is important enough to be focused only on that.
“There have been some rumours about myself and other teammates over the last week, so I’m not the one who is going to put more questions or raise more comments with what I say.
“So I prefer to put the team before me and focus on the important task that we have ahead, which is Barcelona. And that’s it. I’m sure the fans prefer that because we all want to beat Barcelona, we want to have our heads focused on Barcelona.
“And, again, I don’t want to raise any more noise that, to be fair, in the last weeks there has been quite a lot.”
If a sportsman ever needed a course on how to give a diplomatic answer over his future, well, here it is. Short and simple while respecting everyone and giving away nothing.
Well done Juan, hope you can sort out your contract issue soon!