Serbia international forced long ago into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans in early section of 2020 throughout absence of injured duo Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay
Last Updated: 06/07/20 11:01am
Nemanja Matic has agreed a new three-year deal at Manchester United, which will keep the midfielder at the club until 2023.
The Serbian’s Old Trafford career looked to be nearing its end in January with the midfielder available to leaving throughout the winter window but that he forced his way back in to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans after having a string of impressive performances in the first part of 2020 during the lack of the injured Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay.
In March, United triggered a one-year option in Matic’s previous contract and began discussions on an improved deal.
“I am very happy that I will continue to be part of this great club,” 31-year-old Matic told the club’s internet site.
“As a new player, I still have far more to give and achieve in my own career and also to do that with Manchester United will be a huge honour.
“This is a really exciting team to engage in, we have a great balance of youth and experience within the squad and there is certainly great comradery amongst the group.
“This is a key part of the season and we are playing well. We will continue to fight to finish the season on a high and make our amazing supporters proud.”
Solskjaer added: “I am delighted that Nemanja has signed a new contract, I understand his experience, professionalism and leadership will soon be invaluable to the young talented group.
“We have great strength in midfield and Nemanja’s attributes are a key part of that. Nemanja has been here for three seasons now and really understands the values of playing for Manchester United.
“He remains hugely ambitious and determined which will be vital as we look to achieve our aims over the coming years.”
Matic is a huge key figure in United’s impressive form since the Premier League’s restart, coming off the bench against Tottenham before starting in each of their last three league victories.
He joined United from Chelsea in 2017 following three-and-a-half years at Stamford Bridge. Matic has since featured 114 times for United, scoring four goals.
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