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Juan Mata spent over eight years at Manchester United (Image: Getty)

Juan Mata will consider joining another Premier League club after it was revealed he was leaving Manchester United.

The 34-year-old Spaniard will leave on a free transfer after eight years at Old Trafford, his contract expires at the end of the month.

Mata was thought to be aiming for a move to MLS or back to Spain to extend his playing career.

However, the Times says he is keen to join a club he will play for regularly and has not ruled out staying in England.

Last season, the midfielder made just seven Premier League appearances and has not made more than 20 league appearances in a single season in three years.

Mata was reportedly offered a new one-year contract by the Red Devils but chose to turn it down.

The former Chelsea man is one of many stars leaving Manchester United on a free transfer this summer.

Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard

It has been confirmed that Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard are also leaving Old Trafford (Image: Getty)

Edinson Cavani, Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard have already confirmed their exit from the club.

Meanwhile, new manager Erik ten Hag is believed to be targeting a central midfielder and striker to fill in the gaps left by the departing stars.

During his time at United, Mata made over 200 appearances and won the Europa League, FA Cup and League Cup.

As he left the club, he said: “From here, from the middle of the pitch at Old Trafford at night. I’m alone. In fact, it feels like a dream.

“I wanted to say a big thank you to all of you for your support throughout all the years and especially during the difficult times we’ve lived together.

‘I will never forget you. Many Thanks. With all my heart all the best and goodbye.’

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