Nemanja Matic In Talks Over New Deal Just Months After He Was Told He Could Leave

Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic is in line for a new deal at the club just months after manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told him that he’s surplus to requirements and that the Serbian international could leave Old Trafford as a result.

Nemanja Matic signed for Manchester United from Chelsea in a £40m deal in the summer of 2017 and he was a regular in the first team under former manager Jose Mourinho who was the architect of his transfer from Premier League rivals Chelsea.

Matic was still a regular in the first team during the opening weeks of the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer era at Manchester United before he dropped out of the starting XI towards the end of last season.

The emergence of Scott McTominay this season further condemned Matic to the Manchester United bench during the first half of this season before Solskjaer told him that he could leave the club in the January transfer window with the likes of Atletico Madrid FC of Spain and Italian Serie A title challengers Inter Milan keen on signing him. In the end, Matic didn’t leave Manchester United in January after forcing his way back into the starting XI due to the injuries to Paul Pogba and the aforementioned Scott McTominay.

Matic had few months left on his Manchester United contract before the club activated the extra year clause in his deal thus taking the player’s contract to the end of next season and this had not stopped the Red Devils from opening talks with the 31-year-old over a long-term deal at the Theatre of Dreams.

Solskjaer and Manchester United are well represented in the midfield aspect of the team especially with the acquisition of Bruno Fernandes who has taken to the Premier League like a duck to water since his transfer to the club in January.

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