Manchester United are planning on extending Nemanja Matic’s contract and reports claim United have made it known to the midfielder.
The Serbian was frozen out of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first XI during the first few weeks of this season but recent injury woes has seen the midfielder return back to the starting lineup.
Matic has started Man United’s last three Premier League matches and he is on course to pocket more appearances, with Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba set to be out of action until the end of this month.
Last year, the midfielder was strongly linked with a move away from Old Trafford due to lack of game time, with Inter Milan and Fiorentina said to be keen on the Serbia international.
It was also initially reported that United would rather cash in on the 31-year-old midfielder than to let him leave for free at the end of the season.
But the Sun report that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s problems in central midfield have seen the Norwegian boss weighs Matic’s value to the squad and there is a thin chance of him being let to leave in January.
Instead, United chiefs have held talks with Matic’s representatives and explained that they will trigger the 12-month extension option in his contract.
Man United welcome Wolves at the Theatre of Dreams on Wednesday in the FA Cup third round replay and Matic is expected to start again.