Solskjaer sings Matic’s praises after Man Utd man pens surprise, long-term deal

Date published: Monday 6th July 2020 11:10 - Matthew Briggs

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Nemanja Matic has signed a new contract with Manchester United running to June 2023, the club have announced.

The 31-year-old Serbia midfielder joined United from Chelsea in 2017 and has made 114 appearances in all competitions for the Old Trafford outfit.

Matic said in a statement from United: “I am very happy that I will continue to be part of this great club.

“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. This is a really exciting team to be part of, we have a good balance of youth and experience within the squad.”

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “I am delighted that Nemanja has signed a new contract, I know his experience, professionalism and leadership will be invaluable to this 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.”




The PA news agency, Manchester Evening News and Sky Sports among others all reported that United have exercised a one-year option in the 31-year-old’s contract in March.

But United have now reached a further agreement with the midfielder, who swapped Chelsea for Old Trafford in 2017, signing a three-year deal with the option of an additional season.

Matic has found a new lease of life and the addition of Bruno Fernandes and return to form of Paul Pogba has seen him excel in a defensive midfield role.

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