Meanwhile, speaking last year, Mata insisted he was happy with his United career and admitted he’d love to stay at the club for as long as possible.
He said: “It feels like it has gone very quickly, it feels like time flies. I feel proud.
“When you play your first game you feel like you are in a new beginning, a very exciting moment in your life playing for this club.
“I don’t want to stop here, I want to keep going and going, and keep adding games in a United shirt.
Opening up on his move from Chelsea in 2014, he said: “I have to start with the day I arrived and the way I arrived in helicopter. It was unforgettable.
“David Moyes was welcoming me to the club, De Gea was also waiting there. After that, my debut, we played against Cardiff with Ole as Cardiff manager so that’s always forever in my memory.”