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Manchester United 'trigger one-year Nemanja Matic extension'

Man Utd 'trigger one-year Nemanja Matic extension'
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Manchester United reportedly exercise the one-year option in Nemanja Matic's contract to keep him at the club until at least 2021.

Manchester United have reportedly exercised the one-year option in Nemanja Matic's contract to keep him at the club until at least next summer.

The 31-year-old's previous deal had been due to expire in June, but that has now been extended by a further 12 months.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last month insisted that Matic would "100%" still be at the club next season, and the Manchester Evening News reports that talks are now ongoing over fresh terms beyond that.

The decision removes uncertainty surrounding the future of the midfielder beyond the end of the campaign, with the coronavirus pandemic throwing the fate of players whose contracts expire this summer into doubt.

Matic initially struggled for regular first-team football at the start of this season, but injuries to Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay allowed him to earn his place back and he has now started nine of the last 10 Premier League games.

The Serbia international has made 109 appearances for United since joining the club from Chelsea in 2017.


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