Manchester United are expected to face a summer eviction after a difficult season and Roma manager Jose Mourinho has been advised to take advantage of the situation
Roma coach Jose Mourinho is ready to make Nemanja Matic an offer Manchester United Escape route, according to reports in Italy.
Serbia midfielder Matic had an option to extend his contract with United until 2023 but has done so made clear his plans to move on this summer. It is believed that United has been overwhelmed by the decision but interim manager Ralf Rangnick has continued to give the 33-year-old minutes in the league since the announcement.
The veteran has already been signed for two clubs by Mourinho so a move to Roma would mean three. He signed for United during the Portuguese manager’s tenure in 2017, having previously rejoined United Chelsea in January 2014 during Mourinho’s second term.
“After much thought, I have decided that this season will be my last at Manchester United,” Matic continued Instagram. “I informed the board, the coach and the players of my decision.
“It was a great honor and privilege to play for this great club. A big thank you to the fans for their tireless support. I’ll do my best now until the end of the season to help my teammates finish as strong as possible. “
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Mourinho already has a former Man Utd man in his Roma squad in Chris Smalling while the manager was recruited from the First League during his first season back in Italy. Tammy Abraham and Rui Patricio joined the Stadio Olimpico in the summer while Ainsley Maitland-Niles was on loan arsenal in January.
The Giallorossi are currently sitting just outside the Champions League Places in Serie A while reaching the Europa Conference League semi-finals. Matic would add experience to Mourinho’s squad having played more than 200 Premier League games, with around half of his tally played in a United shirt. He is also league champion in two countries, winning the Portuguese Primeira Liga in 2014 and lifting the Premier League title with Mourinho’s Chelsea 12 months later.
“Knowing Nema, he’s going to be a player until the very last day he’s here.” said Rangnik after Matic’s upcoming exit was confirmed. “He will make every effort to give the best possible performance. In the last [few] Play whenever I let him play and when he has game time he did well.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/mourinho-man-utd-roma-transfer-26758297 Jose Mourinho ready to cash in on Man Utd exodus and offer known escape route