The Spanish midfielder seemed to be on the way out when Jose Mourinho was announced as the new Manchester United manager. However, he could be the key to the Portuguese manager's success at his new club.
An in-form Manchester United look to make it four wins on the trot as they host a winless Stoke City languishing at 19th on the Premier League table.
Jose Mourinho has made eight changes to the team that lost in the Manchester derby as United prepare for a tricky away tie against Feyenoord.
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata will stay on at the club after talks with Mourinho, despite the possibility of a limited role at the club whereas fellow midfielder Andreas Pereira will be sent out on loan to Granada.
Manchester United ran away 3-1 winners against Bournemouth to kick off the Mourinho era with a win.
Dutch winger Adnan Januzaj has reportedly been 'humiliated' by the treatment he has received from the Manchester United boss this summer.
La Liga side Villarreal are reportedly interested in signing out-of-favour Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata if they can confirm Champions League football for the coming season by winning their play-off against AS Monaco.
Jose Mourinho won his first piece of silverware as Manchester United manager in his first official match in charge, as the Red Devils beat Leicester City 2-1 to win the FA Community Shield.
Manchester United recovered from a shaky first half to destroy Galatasaray 5-2, with new signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic getting on the scoresheet in spectacular fashion.
Spanish play-maker Juan Mata has been one of the players who has been strongly linked with a move away from Manchester United since the arrival of new manager Jose Mourinho.