Manchester United continued to ride on the horse of unprecedented successes following a stunning comeback victory over Champions League favourites Juventus in Turin yesterday.
Mata’s well driven set-piece beat Wojciech Szczęsny to find the back of the net at the closing stages of the match, getting them on level, before a deflected shot off Bonuccci found its way into the net, causing one of the biggest upstages and upsets in the competition’s history.
United looked set to concede another loss after Ronaldo dramatically lashed Bonuccci pass, rattling the back of the net to give the Old Lady the lead after the hour mark. But Mata’s freekick and an own goal tossed United on the lucky side of a exhilarating night.
Nonetheless, Frenchman Anthony Martial who has been a notable helpmate in United’s last run of games will not have to droop his head in disappointment when he’s expected to leave at the turn of the year, a controversial statement that has ripped up the media.
Before his stunning resurrection, the 22-year-old was keen on leaving Old Trafford, having got himself caught in a brawl with manager Jose Mourinho earlier this season.
United were keen to entice him to accept a 160,000-per-week deal, one he’s rejected.
This time around, the Red Devils are willing to topple that figure, in what is around 190,000-per-week, extending over five years with incredible benefits, totalling over £45 million pounds, says the Sun.
It is understood talks over the deal should be wrapped up before Christmas.