Turkish giants forced to abandon hopes of signing Manchester United star after boss Jose Mourinho changes mind

The Turkish Super League giants Fenerbahce have been forced to abandon their hopes of signing Juan Mata from Manchester United after the Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho changed his mind about the Spain international.

According to the Mirror, Mourinho was planning to sell Mata over the summer however, he has been impressed by the Spain international’s work rate in training and performances against Bournemouth.

The  28-year old scored during United’s 3-1 win over Bournemouth in the opening game of the season.

Mata was taken off after playing just 30 minutes of football during United’s win over Leicester City in the Community shield last weekend, sparking speculation about his future. TalkSport claimed that the attacking midfielder handed in his  transfer request after the incident and that he was looking for a new club.

Everton had been linked with a £20 million move and TalkSport also claimed that Fenerbahce had joined the race.

Fenerbahce want a new attacking midfielder after parting ways with Diego Ribas and Luis Nani over the summer transfer window.

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