Ahead of the FA Cup quarter final clash between Chelsea and Manchester United in March 13, ex-Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata has now revealed why he left Chelsea for Manchester United in January 2014 while Jose Mourinho was in charge at Chelsea.
“Sometimes in life and in football as well, change comes and you have to embrace it,” Mata told BBC’S Premier League Show.
“When Jose came I was not playing a lot. I had the chance to go to another great club and it was a good offer for Chelsea as well so that’s how it worked.
“No, [there was no fall out], no I think it was a football reason or a style or something like that but we never had a personal problem.
“We are working together now and it’s going fine.”