Nemanja Matic agrees new Man Utd contract to cap remarkable turn in fortune
Manchester United ace Nemanja Matic has reportedly agreed a new deal to stay at Old Trafford, despite having previously appeared on his way out of the club.
Matic had struggled under Jose Mourinho and in the first few months under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer .
It seemed as if the Serbian midfielder would leave the Red Devils in January having become back-up to first-choice defensive midfield pairing of Fred and Scott McTominay.
But Matic has impressed in recent months with McTominay having spent time on the sidelines due to injury.
And the Mirror now claim that the former Chelsea star has been rewarded with a new deal at Manchester United.
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It’s believed Matic, 31, will sign a two-year deal having signed for United in 2017.
United are believed to have the power to trigger an extension on Matic’s current contract, which expires at the end of the season.
Speaking recently, Matic hailed his United manager and expressed a belief that Solskjaer was a better boss than 12 months ago.
"Of course, every day he is improving for sure,” the Serbia international said. “He is getting more experience and he will get better and better.
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"Like every manager, for example Carlo Ancelotti, now and 20 years ago he is not the same.
“He knows more, he gets more experience, so it will be the same with Ole.
"He is a much better manager than one year ago in my opinion because now he knows all the players, he knows exactly what he needs to do before the games, so I think for his job the experience is very important."
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And Solskjaer had also praised Matic with transfer speculation over his head in January.
The boss said: “He’s been working hard to get back in and now he’s here and he’s playing well.
“There’s always a chance for [a new contract], of course there is. It’s what you do on the pitch that is the decisive factor there.
“If someone drops out you have to be ready and take your opportunity and I think he’s done okay.”
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