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Jose Mourinho confirms new contract for ‘very important’ Manchester United star Juan Mata

Juan Mata has extended his contract at Manchester United (Picture: Getty)

Jose Mourinho has confirmed Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata has triggered a clause in his contract to keep him at Old Trafford until at least June 2019.

Spain international Mata joined the Red Devils in 2014 after being sold by Mourinho at Chelsea. He has since played over 150 games for the club, helping United win the FA Cup, EFL Cup and Europa League.

Mourinho’s arrival at Old Trafford two years ago appeared to be bad news for Mata’s prospects but he has remained a key player for the club.