Nemanja Matic has aforesaid he desires to remain at Manchester United and can snub his “many” admirers if offered a contract extension.
The Serbian midfielder will leave old Trafford on a free at the end of the season if United decide against renewing his existing deal.
The 31-year-old has started every of the club’s past six matches altogether competitions and scored the only goal in Wednesday’s EFL Cup semi-final second-leg win over Manchester City and before being dismissed for 2 bookable offenses.
Pep Guardiola labeled Matic “outstanding” after the match, and also the former Chelsea man hopes United can reward his return to form.
“I’ve got a contract till the end of the season,” Matic told reporters. “I’m at Carrington each day and open to speak if they think I can help. If not, life will continue.
“No discussions have happened nonetheless, however, my position is evident. it is a pleasure to represent this club. I came here to win and if they require me to remain then, of course, I will offer my best to win trophies.”
Matic can already ink a pre-contract agreement with clubs elsewhere in Europe and went on to reveal he has been given many opportunities.
“I cannot tell who is asking for me but for certain, when you play at Manchester United, several clubs are trying to sign you,” he said.
“That’s not only me, but it’s also for each player – particularly once you are out of the contract.
“My first option is Manchester United, however, if they decide one thing else then there are always solutions.”
United’s triumph at the Etihad sports stadium didn’t earn them an EFL final berth as rivals city advanced 3-2 on aggregate.
Their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League additionally stay within the balance, with six points separating Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men and fourth-placed Chelsea within the Premier League.
Matic suggests a lot of signings like Bruno Fernandes – who moved to Old Trafford from Sporting on Thursday – are necessary for the club to attain success within the near future.
“The club desires to offer chances to youngsters, and there’s nothing wrong with that, however at a club like this, people additionally demand results,” he said.
“Supporters are used to trophies. The young players are giving their best however they need time, and also the problem is that in these sorts of clubs you do not have time.”