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Everton target Mata intent on proving Man Utd boss Mourinho wrong

Juan Mata reportedly wants to stay at Manchester United and toil hard for his spot in the first-team.

Multiple reports suggest that Jose Mourinho will again offload the Spanish midfielder, as he did at Chelsea in 2014, with Everton believed to be showing significant interest.

However, the Daily Mail is of the belief that Mata is determined to win over the new Red Devils boss provided he gets the opportunity to do so.

United are set to complete the signing of Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan this week, which will make life more difficult for Mata, but the 28-year-old is open to an Old Trafford stay.

New Toffees boss Ronald Koeman worked with Mata at Valencia and is hoping to reunite with the playmaker at Goodison Park while Barcelona have also recently showed interest.

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