Sky Sports have relayed news live on TV regarding Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic and his decision to leave the club at the end of the season.
The Lowdown: Matic’s Old Trafford career
Matic made the move to United back in 2017 from Chelsea in a deal worth over £ 40m. Since then, the holding midfielder has gone on to make more than 180 appearances for the Red Devils, with 27 of those coming this season.
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His current contract still has over 12 months left to run, however, Matic has now announced that he will leave the club over the coming months.
The Latest: Sky Sports relay on-air news
United shared the news on their official website, with Sky Sports News sharing the update live on TV.
They labeled it as ‘significant if you support Man Utd’, describing the midfielder as ‘the first out of the door’ at Old Trafford.
The Verdict: First of many?
Erik ten Hag looks set to come in to replace Ralf Rangnick in the summer and may well have plenty of key decisions to make on a number of players.
United have five players who will be out of contract at the end of June, including Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard, while Cristiano Ronaldo’s future is also in doubt.
Matic’s departure could prove to be the first of many in a major Old Trafford shake-up under Ten Hag, and a new defensive midfielder could now be a priority heading into the summer.
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