MX23RW : Monday, April 19 12:19:15| >> :60:1466:1466:

Juan Mata 'took pay cut to stay at Manchester United'

Midfielder Juan Mata allegedly accepted a pay cut in order to sign a new contract with Manchester United.

Juan Mata has reportedly taken a pay cut in order to extend his stay at Manchester United.

The midfielder's contract was due to expire this summer, leading to interest from a number of clubs back in Spain who were keen to take advantage of the situation.

However, the 31-year-old surprised many earlier this week by penning a new deal at Old Trafford, extending his stay until the end of the 2020-21 campaign.

According to The Sun, fresh terms were only agreed because Mata accepted a pay cut, believed to be in the region of £45,000 per week.

The report suggests that a compromise was reached between the two parties, with Mata not being keen on just a 12-month extension.

Mata made 28 appearances in the Premier League and Champions League this season, contributing four goals and two assists.

ID:362778: cacheID:362778:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:1725:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Juan Mata opens the scoring during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Chelsea on April 28, 2019
Read Next:
Man United offer new deal to Juan Mata
>
Read more about Juan Mata Football

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City32235467234474
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd32199464352966
3Leicester CityLeicester31175955371856
4West Ham UnitedWest Ham32167953421155
5Chelsea31159750311954
6Liverpool31157953371652
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs321481054371750
8Everton31147104340349
9Arsenal32137124436846
10Leeds UnitedLeeds31143144949045
11Aston Villa301351243331044
12Wolverhampton WanderersWolves32118133241-941
13Crystal Palace31108133352-1938
14Southampton31106153956-1736
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle3298153553-1835
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton31712123338-533
17Burnley3289152645-1933
18Fulham33512162543-1827
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom3159172859-3124
RSheffield UnitedSheff Utd3242261756-3914

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!