Mata: Mou relationship never bad

Manchester United star Juan Mata has rejected widespread reports that he's ever had a bad relationship with new boss Jose Mourinho.

The Portuguese boss sold Mata to United six months after taking over at Chelsea to prompt rumours that he either did not value the Spaniard's abilities or that the two did not get along at a personal level.

"My relationship with Mourinho has never been bad," the 28-year-old explained on Cope on Thursday night.

"Many lies were told about me and Mourinho when he arrived at the club this summer and it bothered me that every day I had to read and listen to rumours that weren't true – with him I'm fine.

"You read a lot of comments on facebook and twitter but they just make you laugh.

"I really want to lift titles at Manchester United, the Premier League is a trophy I have never won but I believe we can do it with this group.

"It was disappointing not to go to the European Championships this summer but I'm happy to be back involved and Lopetegui is a good manager."

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