Will Mata be a coach when he retires? See his answer

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Manchester United midfielder, Juan Mata has revealed he’s not even considering what happens after retirement for now, as he’s only focused on what he adds to the team on the pitch.

The talismanic Spaniard joined United in 2014, and has been very important to our progress since then, but with his contract set to end in 2021, speculations over his future have arisen.

When recently asked if he’s considering going into football management when his contract expires, the 32 year old said, “I don’t know, to be honest.

“My mind is completely focused on what I can do on the pitch, to be fair.

“Of course, whenever new players come in to the club, or young players come up from the Academy, I try to help them.

“I know how difficult it can be to arrive into a professional football environment, so I try to help that way.

“My main focus is to keep enjoying my football and keep playing a lot because I feel I can give more things to the team.”

Over 30 or not, Mata is still very good, and we are glad he plays for us. But if the former Chelsea man does decide to go into management, he’ll be joining the likes of Gary Neville, Paul Scholes and most recently, Wayne Rooney, who have all toed the same line.