A major makeover is expected under Erik ten Hag, who has verbally accepted a deal to become Manchester United’s next permanent manager with sweeping changes
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Nemanja Matic has ‘officially informed’ Manchester United that he plans to leave the club in the summer.
The veteran midfielder has been overwhelmed this season, with Scott McTominay and Fred mostly occupying the center of the park under the former boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and now Ralf Rangnick.
United’s problems in midfield are well documented but Matic has barely looked at them as the Red Devils have identified that area as a priority in the upcoming transfer window.
A major remodel is expected under Erik ten Hag who has verbally accepted a deal to become the next permanent managerwith Man United set for multiple losses under the Ajax boss’ stewardship.
And it seems Matic could be the first name out the exit door as he has shared with United his plans to leave the club in the upcoming transfer window, according to journalist Jonathan Shrager. Matic, who has one year left on his current contract, has ‘officially’ informed United of his desire to seek a move from Old Trafford, which the club are willing to concede.
It’s no surprise afterwards Matic openly discussed the mood in the dressing room Admit the “atmosphere isn’t fantastic” and warn it will only deteriorate if United finish outside the top four.
The Serb told talkSPORT: “The atmosphere? It depends on the results. Of course, when you get good results, the atmosphere is much better and everyone is happy.
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“As you know we’re not in the best position in the league and the atmosphere isn’t fantastic but we have to stay positive and believe to the end because we want to finish in the top four. The atmosphere in our dressing room will depend on it. If we finish in the top four it will be good for us, everyone will be … happy, I can’t say, but satisfied. If we don’t do that, it’s going to be a very sad dressing room.”
Matic offered a somber glimpse into life behind the scenes at Carrington but insists he and the United squad are still firmly behind Rangnick ahead of the all-important one First League shrink
He added: “He’s trying his best and we’re trying to follow his ideas. It’s only at the end of the season when we see the table and see where we are that we can talk more about it. At the moment what I can say is that Ralf and his staff and we as players are doing our best.”
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