Matic and Manchester United
The Serbian was signed under Jose Mourinho for Manchester United back in 2017. The Red Devils were thankful for his services finishing 2nd that year. Unfortunately, Matic couldn’t stay for the next season under certain circumstances.
Later that year, Ole Gunnar Solskjær took charge as the United boss and everything went well for the 33-year-old. He was happy with the club and agreed to a contract extension till 2023 but it is what it is.
Nemanja Matic has thirteen goal contributions for Manchester United across all competitions. He will surely be missed by the Old Trafford stands and United fans across the world.
Move to AS Roma
Fabrizio Romano, a writer cum transfer expert, claims that the three-time Premier League winner will have a physical with the Giallorossi before completing the deal.
The Serbian has now been granted permission to proceed on a free transfer and will undergo a clinical tomorrow before formally signing a one-year deal for €6 million with AS Roma, with the option of a second year.
Intentions of leaving Manchester
Matic revealed his intentions of leaving United back in April after 5 long years of wearing red.
“After a lot of thought, I have concluded that this season will be my last with Manchester United. I have informed the board, the supervisor, and the players of my choice,”
the Serb stated in a press conference.
“It has been a colossal inestimable privilege to play for this incredible club. A major thank you to the fans for their immovable help.”,
the emotional player concluded.
During Project Restart, his unstableness behind closed doors and poor performances on the pitch meant that he eventually lost his spot to McTominay & Fred. This eventually led him to leave the club and look for another challenge.
Can United replace him?
The former Chelsea man’s departure would likely have a significant impact on United owing to a lack of obvious replacement alternatives in the team. The board’s decision not to recruit a holding midfielder last year drew a lot of flak from supporters, who saw an obvious need to fix the problem.
Fortunately, the front line appears to have acknowledged their error and are seeking to back Erik ten Hag. After all, United has been connected with a number of holding midfielders who could really help them fill out their regular double-pivot formation.
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