Nemanja Matic is reportedly open to leaving Manchester United in the January transfer window and West Ham United are believed to be offering the Serbian midfielder an escape route – and Man United fans have reacted on Twitter.
Football Website 90Min have claimed that West Ham are set to offer Matic the chance to return to London in January, after Matic enjoyed two spells at Chelsea either side of a move to Benfica. He has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford.
Matic, 31, is behind the likes of Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba, Fred and Andreas Pereira in the pecking order and his future at Old Trafford looks as good as over. That is because his contract at Man United ends in the summer of 2020.
Indeed, Matic has only clocked up five appearances – although injury has affected his availability. It looks clear that Matic could leave in January, with the window representing the last chance United have to bring in some cash for the midfielder.
West Ham do have plenty of options in central midfield but it appears that Manuel Pellegrini wants to bring in more cover to add to the likes of captain Mark Noble, Declan Rice, Carlos Sanchez, Pablo Fornals and Jack Wilshere.
Manchester United fans are desperate to see Matic leave in the summer after hearing that he could depart in the next window, with West Ham linked – while Serie A clubs also want the £40million (BBC) signing.
Last chance to make money off him, he goes for free in the summer. Be crazy not to get a replacement tho #MUFC
— Michael Doyle (@Doylersham17) November 13, 2019
— Darren Mason (@Daz_Mason) November 13, 2019
awesome, he needs to go 2 years ago
— Moogyson (@rapsodos) November 13, 2019
best transfer news I've heard since wan bissaka
— Mkael (@emd_39) November 13, 2019
— Sandy Farquhar (@sfarquhar1) November 13, 2019
Let him go now
— RICK FARRELL (@FAZ_78) November 13, 2019