According to a recent report by the Sun, Juventus are lining up a move to secure the signature of Nemanja Matic from Manchester United when the Serbian midfielder’s contract runs out at Old Trafford at the end of this campaign. The same source has revealed that the Italian champions are keen to bring the Red Devils outcast to Turin after missing out on his teammate Paul Pogba earlier this summer.
Matic’s Recent Frustrations In The English Top-Flight
Matic is currently on the fringes of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad after he lost his first-team place to Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba. The Serbian midfield ace has made just two appearances for the Mancunian giants this term but has failed to impress during his time on the pitch.
Matic is a player out of form and has also lost a yard of pace from his game over the past couple of seasons. He has struggled to earn regular first-team opportunities at Old Trafford following the managerial appointment of Solskjaer earlier this year. The Serbian talent will likely be a sporadic feature in the Man United first-team this season.
The former Chelsea midfielder has earned 46 international caps for Serbia thus far and has netted two goals for his nation in the process. It seems like Man United have no plans to extend Matic’s contract, which could mean that he would be free to sign a pre-contract agreement with a foreign club in January.
What Are The Serbia International’s Best Attributes?
Matic is a defensive midfielder by trade as he can provide some added protection to the backline. However, he is quite slow and methodical in the way he plays football which can make him a liability at times on the field.
The Serbian can make some well-timed tackles to intercept the ball for his team at the centre of the park. But he has often been guilty of slowing the tempo down in midfield and lacks the creativity to unlock the opposition defence going forward.
Should The Red Devils Let Matic Leave At The End Of This Season?
Matic doesn’t seem like he is a part of Solskjaer’s long-term plans at the Theatre of Dreams. Hence, the Red Devils will be better off parting ways with him next summer. Another option for them could be to sell the Serbian midfield ace permanently in January even if it will only be for a cut-price fee. Solskjaer could use the money generated from his potential sale to strengthen other areas of his squad.
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