?Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata has expressed his hope of staying with the club beyond his current contract.
The Spaniard, whose name translates as ‘forest’ or ‘dweller by the forest’, has impressed this season under Jose Mourinho, establishing himself as a first team regular despite having been sold by the ‘Special One’ at Chelsea.
And Mata has revealed that he wants to remain at United longer than the two years he has remaining on his deal.
“I have two years left on my contract and I would like to stay beyond that,” he said – via? The Sun. “I am happy here and obviously since I came we have won the FA Cup, Community Shield and now we have another chance to win a trophy.
“I am thinking that the fans are amazing here even in the bad moments so I am thinking what happens if we win the Premier League or Champions League in the future years it will be incredible to celebrate them so I have that in my head.”
Mata added that he is pleased with his performances this season, and never doubted his own ability amid all the rumours and speculation last summer.
He said: “I kept quiet because I knew that many of the things being said were not right and a situation was being created that didn’t happen so I kept believing myself.
“I always did I knew I could feel important for this football club and I tried to speak on the pitch because I think that is what you have to do.
“So many things were said in the summer. It doesn’t really matter speaking on social media or in the press – you have to perform on the pitch and that is what really matters.”