Manchester United have triggered a clause to extend midfielder Nemanja Matic’s contract by one year, as per BBC Sport.
The 31-year-old, whose three-year contact was set to expire in the summer, is also in talks with the club over extending the deal even further.
Matic’s recent form has encouraged United to make this decision, and it’s one we welcome!
Injuries to fellow midfielders Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay this season let Matic back into the fold and he scoffed the League Cup semi-final second leg winner at Manchester City.
The Serb will stay at Old Trafford until 2021 at the very least.
Matic has made 109 appearances for United since joining from Chelsea in 2017.
At Chelsea he won two Premier League titles (2014-15/2016-17) and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be thinking about that experience as he tries to build a successful team of his own.
Solskjaer confirmed earlier this month the club was looking to sort a new contract for Matic (via Manchester Evening News): “We have agreed with him so he will stay, 100 per cent.”
He has started nine of the last 10 Premier League matches — missing the goalless draw with Wolves due to a one-match suspension.
So, his stake is on the up at United again and we’re happy with the announcement.