Spain international Mata has developed as a key player for Jose Mourinho at United despite being sold by the manager while he was at Chelsea.
Mata will be out of contract come the end of the season and the 29-year-old has emerged as a target for a number of Chinese Super League clubs.
The player’s representatives are said to have been contacted about a move to China, with a contract worth around £165,000-a-week on the table.
But the Daily Mirror say Mata is not interested in a move and has decided to stay at United and agree terms over a one-year extension on his current deal.
United are also expected to hand Mata’s compatriot Ander Herrera a new contract, with Mourinho singing his praises many times this season.
Herrera was named the club’s Player of the Year for the 2016-17 campaign and remains a key figure in the dressing room despite Nemanja Matic’s arrival in the summer.
United, who are joint-top of the Premier League after seven games, face Liverpool this weekend but will be without midfielder Marouane Fellaini who sustained a ligament injury while with Belgium during the international break.
Asked if Fellaini’s absence was a blow to his side, Mourinho said on Wednesday: ‘No blow, no problem.
‘We don’t cry with injuries, we may cry with the process that leads to injures, but we don’t cry. We just trust the players that are going to help.’
Published at Thu, 12 Oct 2017 06:56:15 +0000