Spanish midfielder Juan Mata hopes that he can win the English Premier League with Manchester United after revealing that it was his number one ambition with the club.

Mata who joined United from Chelsea during the David Moyes era in an interview with Daily Mail said he had talked with keeper David De Gea about it and hopes that he can play until he is 50.

“David De Gea always tells me when he arrived here, I think they lost the Premier League by one point in the first season but in the second season, they won. He told me it was incredible.

“And everything was red and it was just unbelievable. I’m counting the days to be able to do that. Maybe I will play until my 50s if needed but if I don’t win it it’s alright also. You know I’m not really obsessed with it; it would be very nice to have won almost everything.

“When people ask me: ‘if you have to choose one?’ it would be the Premier League,” Mata said.

Mata is not new to trophies as he lifted the World Cup, European Championship, Champions League and Europa League but has never won the Premier League title.

The 31-year-old has almost made 600 appearances at first-team level in his career has found his first-team opportunities limited this season due to the array of stars in his position and has only scored three goals and made five assists in all competitions.


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