How are fans reacting to Matic's new contract?
Fans on the official Manchester United Facebook page have been reacting to the news that Nemanja Matic has signed a new contract with the club, extending his stay at Old Trafford until 2023.
As you can read below, supporters around the world are expressing delight toward the Serbian’s good news and praising his recent form in midfield alongside Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba.
Reds online are also pointing out how Matic can help his fellow central midfielders, including the young generation, to develop and improve as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Reds continue to progress.
Check out some standout comments below, thanks to everyone who has engaged so far and, of course, congratulations to Nemanja on your new contract…
“The way he’s been playing shows how important he is right now to United. Also for the younger players he’s a brilliant player to learn from. The freedom he gives Pogba and Bruno is to be seen in the games of late. It is a well-deserved extension and also he's meant to be a really down to earth great guy which is another important quality of a United player.”
“Has anyone actually thought he is back playing to his best because he is now back playing the position he enjoys? Being able to sit in front of the back four and break up play is his game. For the last two years he was being asked to be the one that sets up play and plays that killer pass to create a goal. That isn’t the way he plays. Now we have Bruno and Pogba he can do what he is good at.”
A video to show Matic's brilliance in JuneVideo
“A true reward to very good performances during these past few months. Hope he can continue to deliver at this level of play for the rest of his contract with the team. Very reassuring to see him sniffing out the threat and sweeping up the midfield for our defenders. He's been controlling the play by getting the ball back to our possession and turning it into positive play with some wonderful passes as well. Well done indeed.”
“Credit should be given where it’s due, Nemanja has been outstanding since the restart of the season. He has proved that he has still got it and that he can fight for his place in the starting line-ups. Now the ball is being thrown back to Fred and McTominay to put in more work as well. This team is now competitive when everyone is fighting for his place. Thanks to the board for rewarding Matic with another three seasons with us.”
“It's glorious to see him sign a new contract. He has greatly improved since the restart of the league. His energy, accuracy and how he contains the pressure in our midfield will be much needed if we are to challenge for the title. Glory to Ole, Glory to United and Glory to Matic.”
Ndi Ernest Ebonge:
“Great news! Matic has been the pillar in that midfield and the likes of Fred, McTominay and Garner have a lot to learn from him. Keeping him around is great.”
“Good rewards! He took up the challenge to fight for his place. He looked so important to us now and has given Pogba and Bruno the freedom to express their creativity. Awesome news! Nemanja, please look after yourself well and age with grace.”
“Matic has been good in the team. With his experience he still has something good for us. McTominay can learn a thing or two from him. This is a good deal for both parties!”
“Such a calm presence in the middle of the park. Intelligent and elegant with the ball, one of the reasons we are playing so well currently. A new contract and well deserved. Congratulations!“
Olayemi Olumurewa Joel:“It's not a coincidence Matic started playing well with the return of Paul Pogba and arrival of Bruno Fernandes. Top players love to play with each other. Congratulations!”
Jewu Ibrahim Rafiu:“Well deserved. With him around, there are more options in the midfield and more competition for position. No room for laziness!”
Ravi Aley:“It's necessary to have a seasoned player in our young and talented group... His experience will help shape up the centre and support our defence.”