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“Injured for three years…” Manchester United starlet set to leave Old Trafford with Sevilla interested



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Mateo Mejía is set to leave Manchester United after joining United in the summer of 2019 from Spanish side Real Zaragoza.

Mateo Mejía, born in 2003, signed for Manchester United after scoring 63 goals in one season for Real Zaragoza but has struggled extensively with injuries.

According to Spanish journalist Álvaro de Grado, Erik ten Hag‘s club are willing to let Mejía go this summer, but only if they were to receive a percentage of any future sale with Sevilla the highest-profile club looking at the 20-year-old, as well as sides from Belgium and the Netherlands.

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He has three goals and five assists to his name already this season, having started every game, with the club giving him a one-year extension to his contract in order to prove himself to the club, but ultimately, it is said that the club want to cash in on his signature.

Mejía signed for the Old Trafford club in 2019 on a four-year contract after his wonder season in Zaragoza’s youth teams, where he played as a forward.

“I always used to play as a right winger, but our forward was promoted with the older players. Since we didn’t sign anyone, they put me as a forward… and it was an incredible season ,” he told Revolo.

Arsenal, Valencia, and Atletico Madrid all wanted to sign him, but after he visited Old Trafford, he only wanted United. “As soon as I stepped foot at Old Trafford, I said: ‘I see myself here’,” he recalled.

“I arrived, I started playing, and I had an ankle injury that I had to have surgery on. I was out for eight months, and when I was about to return to the pitch, I had a relapse, and I had another operation: another eight or nine months. Then I came back, I was in several games, everything was fine, and shortly after, I injured the external meniscus in my right knee… and was injured for almost eleven months.

“They told me that the ankle injury was not very common; it was a tendon, like a ball, that moved in the ankle bone. Every time I ran it made ‘clack clack’. That was immense pain.

“They have been screwed for years, I’m not going to lie to you,” he continued. “I am very grateful to the club. I have earned it, but they have also helped me .”

“I had not played for almost three and a half years, but I have learned a lot (in that time), now I know how to value when you are on the field, and you have minutes. Now I have been injury-free for more than a year, I am playing a lot and very happy,” he said.

“What the teams want to know are the goals you score, how much you play, the assists… I have returned better than ever.”