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Man United trigger one-year extension to retain 31-year-old star

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Man United trigger one-year extension to retain Nemanja Matic

According to a report by Manchester Evening News, Manchester United have triggered the one-year extension clause in midfielder Nemanja Matic’s contract.

His current deal was supposed to expire at the end of the season but now, he will stay put for another year. Manchester Evening News goes on to add that the club have also initiated talks regarding a fresh contract.

Matic was signed by Jose Mourinho but he has become an experienced figure in the middle of the park for the Red Devils. He has struggled with form and was somewhat frozen out of the first-team picture by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the first half of the campaign.

However, the Serbian has done enough to turn his fortunes around. Over the last month or so, Matic has forced his way into the starting XI. And he has been a reliable presence in the midfield alongside January arrival Bruno Fernandes.

While injuries to Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay may have sweetened the situation in Matic’s favour, he deserves to be commended for his League Cup goal in the semi-final second leg against Manchester City.

As a matter of fact, the 31-year-old star has started nine out of our last 10 games – missing one due to a suspension he picked up.

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Clearly, Matic has done well in recent times and the decision to extend his stay is a welcome move by the Manchester United hierarchy.