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Spaniard Mata joins Manchester Utd exodus

Long-serving Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata is the latest big name to be heading out the door when his contract expires at the end of June.

This is a summer of change at Old Trafford as new manager Erik ten Hag takes charge and a number of players head for the exit.

The departures of Nemanja Matic, Edinson Cavani and Lee Grant have already been announced, with United confirming on Wednesday that academy graduates Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard would follow suit.

Mata will join them in heading to pastures new at the end of his deal, having won four trophies and made 285 appearances since joining from Chelsea in January 2014.

The 34-year-old midfielder, who scored 51 goals in United colours, made his final appearance on the last day of the Premier League season in the one-nil defeat away to Crystal Palace on May 22.

“Manchester United can confirm that Juan Mata will depart the club when his contract expires this summer,” the Old Trafford giants said in a statement.

“Thank you for dedicating eight years of your career to United, Juan. Everyone at the club wishes you all the best for the future.”

Mata had already won the Champions League, FA Cup and Europa League with Chelsea before the Reds signed him.

He was a part of the Spain national side who won the 2010 World Cup in South Africa before triumphing in the 2012 European Championships.

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