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Man Utd eager to deal in Mata; future board role mooted

Manchester United are discussing an off-field role with Juan Mata.

Sport says Mata is seen by United's top brass as a future board member and the club are keen for him to stay.

The veteran has been linked with a return to Valencia.

The 33-year-old made just five appearances in the Premier League last term but is still seen as having a role in the squad, it is stated.

If the agreement is reached then Mata will stay as part of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's squad until 2022 - meaning he'll have spent nine years at the Theatre of Dreams.

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