What Man Utd Fans Are Saying About Nemanja Matic’s New Three-Year Contract

Manchester United's Nemanja Matic.

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Nemanja Matic has officially signed a contract extension at Man Utd.

The Serbian has earned a 3-year extension at Old Trafford following his impressive performances of late. Matic’s displays since Scott McTominay succumbed to injury is likely to have played a big part in him being offered a new deal.

Furthermore, with the addition of Bruno Fernandes, the former Chelsea man has proven to be the perfect midfield anchor with Paul Pogba next to him. Tactically speaking, the defensive midfielder could well be the most important figure in midfield for United.

Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seems to be delighted with the Serbian international’s extended stay, which he expressed in the official announcement.

“I am delighted that Nemanja has signed a new contract, I know his experience, professionalism and leadership will be invaluable to this young talented group,” said the Norwegian to the club’s official website.

“We have great strength in midfield and Nemanja’s attributes are a key part of that. Nemanja has been here for three seasons now and really understands the values of playing for Manchester United. He remains hugely ambitious and determined which will be vital as we look to achieve our aims over the coming years.”


Meanwhile, although opinions are split on this decision from their club, a majority of the fans have reacted positively to the news. A significant section of the fanbase believes the midfielder’s services are valuable and his experience will offer guidance to McTominay and any potential youngsters the Mancunians may wish to add to their midfield in the future.

On the other hand, some supporters cannot make sense of the decision to extend Matic’s contract by three whole years.