The born again Nemanja Matic will be rewarded with a new Manchester United deal until 2023 after rediscovering his best form with Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes after the lockdown
- Nemanja Matic has signed a new contract with Manchester United until 2023
- The Serbian midfielder has established himself as the main protagonist since the restart
- Besides Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba, Matic is a primary option for United
Nemanja Matic has signed a new contract with Manchester United until 2023.
Matic, 31, is said to be a free agent this summer, but United extended its 12-month extension in its current deal in March, allowing negotiations to continue.
“I am very happy to continue to be part of this great club,” said the Serbian midfielder. “As a player, I have a lot more to give and achieve in my career and doing that with Manchester United will be a huge honor.
Nemanja Matic signed a new contract with Manchester United that will run until 2023
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (left) posed next to Matic after the Serb signed to secure his future
“This is a very exciting team to be part of, we have a good balance between youth and experience within the team and there is good camaraderie among the group.
“This is an important part of the season and we play well. We will continue to fight to end the season at a peak and make our great supporters proud. ‘
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer added: ‘I am delighted that Nemanja has signed a new contract, I know that his experience, professionalism and leadership will be invaluable to this young talented group.
Matic has been of great importance to United since the reboot and has sparked interest elsewhere
“We have a lot of strength in the midfield and Nemanja’s qualities are an important 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 if we are to achieve our goals in the coming years.”
Matic has also aroused interest from Italy and Major League Soccer in the US, but always made it clear that his first choice was to stay with Old Trafford.
The former Chelsea player has played 114 games since joining former manager Jose Mourinho at United in the summer of 2017 in a £ 40 million deal, totaling four goals.
Matic is the first choice to anchor the midfield behind Paul Pogba (left) and Bruno Fernandes (right)
Matic appeared to have fallen out of favor this season, with Solskjaer favoring Scott McTominay and Fred for the defensive midfield moorings.
But the arrival of Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba’s return to fitness has changed the dynamics in the team.
Matic is currently the first choice to anchor midfield and has recently produced some of its best form.