It would be an understatement to say this has been an interesting year for Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic. In January he was linked to several transfers out and looked almost certain to leave Old Trafford after struggling with form and fitness.
Fast forward a few months and Matic has found his form and several starts in the United XI, as a result, on Friday before the Manchester Derby, Matic was awarded with a new two-year contract extension. His contract was set to expire this summer.
‘We have agreed with him so he will stay. 100 per cent,’ confirmed United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, during his pre-match press conference. (Source: MEN)
The Serbian was gifted an opportunity to prove his place on United when fellow midfielder Scott McTominay got injured on New Year’s Day, filling in, the 31-year-old Matic started 13 of United’s last 17 games, having only begun six of the first 30 games this season.
It caps a remarkable turnaround for Matic, who revealed at the end of January that he was yet to hold discussions with the club over a new contract.