Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mata Closing in on Return to Action after Injury

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mata Closing in on Return to Action after Injury

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JUAN Mata has revealed that his recovery is 'progressing as hoped' as he nears his return for United.

The Spanish midfielder has missed the last four games through injury after he was forced off during the first-half of the Reds' goalless draw with Liverpool in the Premier League last month.

Mata returned to light training last Friday but was not in the side which fell to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first Premier League defeat against Arsenal on Sunday afternoon.

United are not back in action until they face Wolves in the FA Cup quarter-final on Saturday night, and although it is unknown if Mata will return to the match-day squad, he has thanked fans for their continued support.

"It is has been another different week, without being able to play, but there are reasons to be optimistic," he wrote in his personal blog. …

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