Juan Mata could be in line for a stun come back to Spain, with Real Madrid ready to bid in January for the Manchester United midfielder.
Madrid has been through a poor beginning this season started by Daily Express, Madrid have their focus on Mata to help bolster the team lacking behind in the league in third position and eight points behind Barcelona and well as second in their Champions League group behind Tottenham.
The 29-year-old contract at Old Trafford will expire in the late spring and United will be quick to place a fee for the previous Valencia and Chelsea star to prevent him from leaving as a free agent.
In spite of that Mata has played a big role in the team this term, beginning 11 out of 12 games he has featured in, also he has failed to finish 90mins under Jose Mourinho this season.
The Spain international scored against Crystal Palace back in September, however, hasn’t played in Premier League game since being substituted at half-time in the humiliating 2-1 trashing at Huddersfield Town in October.
Since making a mistake in the game that caused Terriers goal, he has just played 68 minutes against Benfica in the Champions League.
Mata was left on the seat in 1-0 win against Tottenham and the League Cup win against Swansea City.
Jose Mourinho has officially sold Mata once before amid his second spell at Chelsea when the player was viewed as a key piece of the Blues side.
So the United boss will probably have little delay doing in such once more, particularly with Mata having been played out wide and far from his suppose No 10 role.
Mata began his career at Madrid and played for their Castilla team B before leaving for Valencia without making a senior cap for the Bernabeu club.
In any event, freely Mata has no desire to leave after as of late asserting that his primary focus is to win the Premier League title for the Red Devils.
‘I have been here for a couple of years now and I have won four trophies since I came, yet I would love to win a Premier League here,’ Mata said.
‘The response from the fans when we won the FA Cup and Europa League was unfathomable so to imagine them winning the Premier League gives me goosebumps so ideally, we can do it for them.’