It’s difficult to tell whats more surprising in this case – the fact that Manchester United are actively rejecting bids for someone who’s struggled for match time and doesn’t seem to have a long term future at the club, or the fact that two big-name clubs were watching to sign him in the first place.
The club may be hoping to get more reinforcements in midfield before letting anyone go, but this seems to be pretty bad news for any supporters who were hoping for significant changes this month.
When everyone is fit, it’s beautiful bright that Nemanja Matic is nowhere near the first team. Injuries to Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba have given him a chance in recent games, but he hasn’t exactly excelled.
He frequently slows the game down, he struggles to play any kind of incisive ball forward, and he seems too slow for the Premier League.
A report from 101 great goals has quoted a Daily Record report in saying that Manchester United have turned down bids from Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid for the Serbian midfielder.
The midfield has been a weak point this campaign, with the team struggling to control matches or create a lot from deep, so it’s put a lot of pressure on the defence and the forwards to effort and carry the team to victory.
That’s not always been the case as they’ve suffered lots of weak results this season, so something does need to change.