MANCHESTER United have held onto their Serbian midfield star Nemanja Matić, who on Thursday, put pen to paper on a new contract with the English club which will see him stay to June 2023.
The 31-year-old joined United from Chelsea in 2017 and was due to be out of contract in June of 2021. But that has now all changed as he beckons to call Old Trafford home for yet a while longer.
As a player, I still have a lot more to give and achieve in my career and to do that with Manchester United will be a huge honour,” Matić said at a press conference, adding, “This is a really exciting team to be part of; we have a good balance of youth and experience within the squad.”
A delighted Ole Gunnar Solskjær praised the contract renewal, citing he looks forward to the midfielder’s continued contributions. “I know his experience, professionalism and leadership will be invaluable to this young talented group. Nemanja has been here for three seasons now and really understands the values of playing for Manchester United,” said the manager.
According to Sky Sports, Matić’s Old Trafford career looked to be drawing to a conclusion in January, with the midfielder open to leaving during the winter window, but soon after forcing his way back into Solskjær’s plans following a string of impressive performances in the early part of 2020.
All this while Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay nursed their respective injuries. The Red Devils are yet to lose a game in 16 outings across all competitions and currently occupy fifth place in the Premier League standings with their next game away to Aston Villa on Thursday.
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