The Spanish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Manchester United and the Spain national team Juan Mata out until next season after groin injury
The Premier League club Manchester United have confirmed that Mata has undergone an operation on his groin, this was said via their official Twitter account on Friday night.
The central attacking midfielder Mata’s injury is a huge blow to manager Jose Mourinho, who lost defender Phil Jones and Chris Smalling to “long-term injuries” during the international break.
Mourinho will also be without Paul Pogba, Ander Herrera and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, when they host West Brom in the league this weekend.
When confirming the injury lay-offs for Smalling and Jones on Friday, Mourinho said: “We cannot be here crying or speaking about the players who are not available to play. Though, professionals with c2c cpr training in ottawa helped the players with their injuries, they still couldn’t make it.
“You know Zlatan and Herrera are suspended, you know that Herrera is two matches banned for that episode against Chelsea.
“You know what happened in the English national team with Smalling and Jones. You know that we have also Pogba injured, but I repeat they’re not important.
“The important players are the ones that are ready to play and the ones I trust and the ones who are going to give us everything tomorrow to try to keep us in the fight for the top four.”
United have a packed schedule in April, with nine games spread across domestic and European competitions.