Season Rating: 7.5
Matic remains well in the plans of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for next season. The lack of defensive midfield reinforcements this summer indicates that the Norwegian is set to trust Matic for the upcoming campaign. Although there were shouts for buying a younger and more mobile holding midfielder, there has been no activity in that area of the pitch. The new three-year deal offered to him was a clear indication that he was the chosen one to execute the ‘dirty works’ on the field for Man United next season. United instead prioritised strengthening other areas of the pitch by keeping their faith in the big Serb.
With the arrival of Donny van de Beek from Ajax, the competition in the United midfield is about to heat up. However, since Matic is the only natural holding midfielder in the Manchester United squad, he will see plenty of game time next season. It’s about time that Matic continues his good run of form from last season and repay the manager and the club for the faith they’ve put in him. At 32, Matic might be in the last few good years of his career, but the Serb looks more than ready to do a job for United next season.