Date published: Wednesday 28th August 2019 two:09
Manchester United have been warned they ‘would be creating a substantial mistake’ in cashing in on Nemanja Matic ahead of the transfer window shuts.
The potent Serbian was a single of Jose Mourinho’s most trusted performers at Old Trafford, but the former Chelsea man has however to play any minutes in United’s opening 3 Premier League matches so far.
The 31-year-old seems to have been ousted by Scott McTominay and, obtaining not even appeared from the substitutes bench, the Day-to-day Mirror claims Matic is looking for talks with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer more than the part he will play this season and major to speculation he could be permitted to move on ahead of the European transfer window shuts.
As per the report, Matic will highlight his increasingly dwindling part in the side beneath Solskjaer, with the predicament much more alarming offered the current departures of each Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera, each of whom he would have been competing with for minutes in the side.
Having said that, Alejandro Moreno, speaking on ESPN, believes promoting the skilled 31-year-old would be a huge blunder and that his exit would leave United far also light in the middle of the park.
“Maybe so [Matic will leave], but Manchester United have to be cautious,” he mentioned.
“They’re not really deep to commence with, and you cannot just have individuals walking out of that locker space who could enable you.
“And, definitely, if he leaves this late, Manchester United can not do something to bring somebody in.
“For me, Manchester United says ‘Matic, just keep right here, you will be fine’.”
Matic has played 87 occasions for the club because a £40million switch from Chelsea in summer time 2017, but his time in the side has lessened because Solskjaer’s appointment as manager and the Serbian has not featured in a United side because the lifeless 1-1 draw at relegated Huddersfield in early May well.
He was linked with a move away from the club earlier this year amid claims Solskjaer wanted a single of Declan Rice or Sean Longstaff.
And with Solskjaer really publicly placing his faith in youth, each in terms of his very first-group selections and in his signings, Matic will understandably seek assurances from his manager that he’s not getting phased out.
One particular man who will leave United in the meantime, on the other hand, is Alexis Sanchez, with a loan deal with Inter Milan lastly agreed the player seemingly forced to leave soon after reportedly getting offered a brutal ultimatum by United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
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