According to Spanish media reports, Mata rejected a high-paying invitation from Saudi Arabia in the summer. He firmly believes that staying at Manchester United this season will get the trophy.
According to “Aspen”, a Saudi team offered 32-year-old Mata an annual salary of 11.5 million pounds, which can be floated to 18 million a year according to the terms, but the Spanish midfielder refused and he would rather stay Manchester United play off the bench. "Aspen" said that the reason for this is because Mata believes that Manchester United have a good chance to win a trophy this year.
For Mata's loyalty and role, Manchester United coach Solskjaer is full of praise: "He is a very valuable member of the lineup, a top professional player, he has an extraordinary career, in his behavior and the opportunity to play. Grasping aspects at the time is an example for everyone."