Nemanja Matic has agreed to a three-year contract extension at Manchester United which will see him at the club until 2023. The Serbian international’s career at Old Trafford seemed to be coming to an end with the midfielder being open to a move away during the January transfer window but forced his way back into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team with impressive performances during the absence of Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay.
United triggered a one-year option in Matic’s previous contract in March and began talks 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 website.
“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.
“This is a really exciting team to be part of, we have a good balance of youth and experience within the squad and there is 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 expressed his delight as the midfielder signed adding: “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.” Matic has been a key performer in Ole’s team since the Premier League’s restart sitting in front of the United defence allowing Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes to operate freely creating a lot of chances for the attackers.
Matic has been an integral part of Manchester United midfield since joining them in 2017 from Chelsea.