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Report: Man United set to reward 31-year-old midfielder with fresh two-year contract

Manchester United are reportedly ready to offer Nemanja Matic with a fresh deal, just days after he signed a 12-month contract extension at the club.  

According to the Sun, United are prepared to reward the 31-year-old midfielder with a new two-year contract which would keep him at the club until 2023.

The report claims Matic’s wages could rise to £140,000 per-week if a deal can be agreed by both parties.

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Just a few months ago, the Serbian international’s Old Trafford career appeared to be coming to a miserable end. The Reds were struggling for form and an underperforming Matic would rarely make it into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s starting eleven.

In fact, Matic made just two Premier League starts for the Reds before Christmas.

AC Milan and Inter were among the clubs said to be interested in his signature either in January or the summer transfer window.

But injuries to Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba meant that the experienced midfielder had to step up. And his resurgence in form has been fantastic in recent weeks.

Alongside Fred in a midfield pivot, Matic has been closer to matching some of the levels reached in his peak under Jose Mourinho at Chelsea.

Matic has appeared far more dynamic alongside the mobile Brazilian and deserves credit for affording United the platform to attack through Bruno Fernandes and co.

While he is not the long-term solution for Solskjaer, he is still worthy of a place in the squad and can provide plenty of advice for the younger midfielders coming through.

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