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Nemanja Matic open to leave Manchester United in January

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Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic is open to leaving Old Trafford because of the lack of playing time.

The 31-year-old joined the Red Devils from Chelsea for £35million rising to £40m in 2017. He played in 63 Premier League matches out of a possible 76, becoming the league winner two times.

This season Matic only fitted for two Premier League games, being out for a month with an unspecified injury.

Speaking on United’s playing quality in July, Matic told: “Quality and experience brings you the title. In this squad we have quality and no experience. We have five or six top players, but they are still young, like Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial. They have shown their quality on the pitch but they are too young to lead the team of course. Mason Greenwood, great potential. United have a project and know what they want with players of the future. But you need to give them time because, at 17, you cannot play the same like you are 26 or 27.”

The Serbian professional’s contract runs out on 30 June in 2020 and if United decide to ignore an additional one-year deal for the player, they will have the chance to get him free at the end of the season. Another option is letting the midfielder leave in January in order to sign a new player.


Source: Manchester Evening News

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