Juan Mata has maintained that he has a good relationship with his Manchester United coach, José Mourinho, and hit out at the “lies” that have claimed otherwise.
Questions have been raised over the Spanish midfielder’s rapport with Mourinho – who sold Mata to United when he was at Chelsea – ever since the Portuguese manager arrived at Old Trafford in July. Mata, though, has said reports of bad blood between the two are nonsense and also laughed off suggestions that he might leave the club in the summer.
Mou relationship 'never been bad'
‘My relationship with Mourinho has never been bad,’ Mata said. ‘Many lies were told about me and Mourinho when he arrived at the club this summer.
‘It bothered me that every day I had to read and listen to rumours that weren't true. With him I'm fine. You read a lot of comments on Facebook and Twitter, but they just make you laugh.’
Mata's Spain snub
The 28-year old also spoke about winning a place back in the Spain squad, despite finding found out on Friday morning that he has not been selected for their World Cup qualifiers next month.
The snub comes in face of the fact that Mata's made an encouraging start to the season with a string of good performances.
‘I really want to lift titles at Manchester United, the Premier League is a trophy I have never won but I believe we can do it with this group,’ Mata added.
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