JUAN MATA has begged Paul Pogba and David De Gea to stay at Manchester United.
The Spaniard insists his teammates are vital to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans this season.
2 Juan Mata has begged Paul Pogba to resist a move to Real MadridCredit: Reuters
But both have been linked with moves away before the transfer window shuts next month.
Pogba has been tipped for a return to old side Juventus, with Real Madrid also interested.
While De Gea is being eyed by Los Blancos and Paris Saint-Germain after entering the final year of his Red Devils deal.
However, Mata has urged both players to remain at Old Trafford this summer.
Mata said: “We all know Paul and he is a fantastic midfielder and a very good guy, very positive and a good influence for everyone.
“I think he is happy and brings everyone together, but I cannot speak for other people. I speak for myself.
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“As a teammate and a friend I would like him to stay and be happy because he is a very good player for us.
“David is the best goalkeeper in the world and one of my best friends so I want him to stay.
“On a professional level, it would be great if he stays because he will give us many points over the next season, so I’m very happy if he stays.”
2 Mata also wants David De Gea to stay at Man UtdCredit: AP:Associated Press