Manchester United midfielder, Juan Mata, has finally hit back at his former boss, Jose Mourinho, after he was labelled a "luxury player" after leaving the Blues.
The Spanish midfielder was a fan favourite at Stamford Bridge, winning the Player of the Year award twice, while he helped the Blues to a Champions League title, Europa League crown and the FA Cup.
Mourinho labelled Mata a luxury player when explaining why he decided to sell to the World Cup winner to the Red Devils for £37m.
However, the 27-year-old has now finally replied to the 'Special One's" jibe after three years.
"If a luxury player is a player who scores and assists and has good stats, then I’m happy to be a luxury player," Mata told the Times.
"I want luxury players in my team. I like creative players and players who do different things. It’s easy to say certain players are luxuries, especially when you’ve lost a game.
"When you lose a certain kind of player – the creative players – always get the blame. I’ve scored as many goals for Manchester United in the Premier League as for Chelsea, but in something like 30 games less.
"In terms of scoring and assisting and I’m quite happy with the stats, and stats don’t lie. They are facts."
Mata has been a key player for Louis Van Gaal over the past year, having provided seven goals and numerous assists in 2015.
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