Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic has revealed his frustration at his current lack of game time, despite starting against Leicester City at the weekend.
Paul Pogba’s absence due to the injury meant the Serbian was handed his first start of the season by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and the 31-year-old says he is hoping his situation improves now he has got back into the starting eleven:
“The coach is the man who picks the team and when you’re on the bench you’re not happy, but I’m trying to convince him to change his mind and pick me to play.”
“The season is long. As you saw I played [against Leicester] and we won. I’m happy so we’ll see in the future what the coach will decide.”
Reports in the Italian media have suggested that Matic’s agent has been offering the midfielder to teams in Italy with Juventus, Inter Milan and AC Milan all said to be interested.
The Serbian international’s current deal expires in June next year, and there is hope that the player could move on a free transfer in the summer.
However, United have the option of extending Matic’s contract to 2021, and the Red Devils are highly unlikely to give him away for free after paying Chelsea £40m for the player just two years ago.