'Juan Mata was one player at Chelsea but at Manchester United he is another': Jose Mourinho reveals his newfound fondness for the Spaniard
Jose Mourinho has defended his past treatment of Juan Mata and praised the Spaniard's performances during his short tenure at Manchester United.
Mata's shared history with the Portuguese manager has been widely discussed since he went from being Chelsea's instrumental, two-time player of the year to outcast in the space of six months following Mourinho's return to Stamford Bridge in 2013.
The midfielder would later reveal that he had 'no relationship' with Mourinho, and that 'there was no dialogue', but this season old wounds appear to have healed over.
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