Manchester United’s midfield problems have been well documented. After all, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s hands are somewhat tied due to the fact that both Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay are out injured in the long-term.
Again, it all comes back to the decision to let go of both Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera without replacement. Simply put, United need midfield help.
Although the Reds could get that this summer, with a move for Bruno Fernandes often talked up, United could approach it another way…
According to The Sun, United could be forced into extending 31-year-old Nemanja Matic’s contract amid the injury crisis.
The Serb is out of contract this summer and is already free to talk to overseas clubs about signing on a pre-contract.
Initially, United were prepared to let the ex-Chelsea man leave in this transfer window for a nominal fee, however, under the circumstances, that looks unlikely to happen.
The Reds aren’t planning on losing Matic and they now plan on triggering the one-year extension clause in the Serb’s contract – keeping him at the club until 2021. The Sun also states that they could try and sell Matic in the summer for around £15million.
To be honest with you, I’ve been very impressed with Matic over the last fortnight. He’s really stepped up in McTominay’s absence. When only being asked to play once every seven days, it’s clear (to me anyway) that he still has more than enough in the tank to do a job. With that in mind, I’m all for keeping him until the end of the season at the very least…