- Mata is wanted by European Champions Real Madrid
- The Spaniard has found it hard to break into the first team under Mourinho at United
- Mata started his career at Real Madrid before moving to Valencia and Chelsea
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata could be on his way to Spanish and European Champions Real Madrid according to reports.
The former Chelsea midfielder has found it hard to break into United's first team, he wasn't even part of the squad that traveled to play Chelsea last weekend.
Mata has not played for United in the Premier League since his disastrous first half performance against Huddersfield where United lost their first game of the season by two goals to one.
The former Valencia midfielder might be reluctant to move back to Spain as it is not certain he would get a regular starting shirt in a very strong Madrid team since he can't even get one at United.
Mata is a fan favorite at Old Trafford and might be willing to stay to win Jose Mourinho's heart, Mourinho was the one who sold him to Chelsea to United in 2014.
Real Madrid have been below-par this season and their poor run of results have seen them drop eight points behind rivals Barcelona, despite recording a 3-0 victory over Las Palmas on Sunday November 5.