Juan Mata has signed a new contract with Manchester United, the club have confirmed.
The midfielder, who would have been available on a free transfer from June 30, has put pen-to-paper on a new two-year deal that will keep him at Old Trafford until 2021 with the option of another year.
With Manchester United's Champions League ambitions mathematically torpedoed by a mediocre 1-1 draw with Huddersfield Town on Saturday, poor old Juan Mata was left to sift through the rubble of a campaign gone belly up.
Posting on his personal blog "One Hour Behind" -- usually a welcome oasis of positivity in a desert of cynicism -- Mata managed to encapsulate the feelings of United's entire fan base with his first three brief but rather devastating words.
HUDDERSFIELD, England -- Manchester United's hopes of a top-four finish are over after a tame 1-1 draw at already relegated Huddersfield.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side extended their winless run to five games after Isaac Mbenza's second half equaliser cancelled out Scott McTominay's early opener. The result, coupled with Chelsea's victory over Watford at Stamford Bridge, condemned United to place in the Europa League for the third time in six years since Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement in 2013.