English Premiership

Mata on the move?

2015-03-18 14:48
Juan Mata (AFP)

Cape Town - Valencia want to bring Juan Mata back to the club where he made his name in a summer move worth around £20 million.

The 26-year-old midfielder received a rousing ovation from the Old Trafford crowd after starring in United's 3-0 win over Spurs on Sunday but has struggled for game time since mid-January and could be tempted to move back to Spain.

Mata started his first game for Manchester United since being substituted at half time against QPR on January 17.

The Spaniard had played just 40 minutes in six matches since that fixture after appearing to fall out of favour with Louis van Gaal.

The Mirror report that Valencia owner Peter Lim and president Amadeo Salvo flew into Manchester to ascertain Mata's interest in a return to La Liga.

Mata left Valencia in 2011 when he moved to Chelsea before David Moyes paid the Blues £37 million to bring the Spain star to Manchester United in 2014.

Mata may be retained in the starting lineup for Manchester United's next league game.

Liverpool host Manchester United on Sunday at Anfield. The match kicks off at 15:30.  

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Sunday, 17 December 2017
AFC Bournemouth v Liverpool, Vitality Stadium 18:30
Monday, 18 December 2017
Everton v Swansea City, Goodison Park 22:00
Friday, 22 December 2017
Arsenal v Liverpool, Emirates Stadium 21:45
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2017/18 season?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.