Nemanja Matic's future at Manchester United has come into question repeatedly after the appointment of Jose Mourinho at Tottenham Hotspur. The Serbian, who is already out of favour under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has apparently intensified the rumours of an exit in the January transfer window after he reportedly left the training ground just after 24 minutes.
NEMANJA MATIC'S future at Manchester United appears increasingly bleak after spending just 24 minutes at the club's training complex.— Lilian Chan (@bestgug) November 27, 2019
It comes days after Matic snubbed a team bonding gala in favour of having dinner with Wolves striker Patrick Cutrone. pic.twitter.com/xNWWeXScfk
According to reports in the UK, Nemanja Matic, who did not travel with Manchester United's squad to Kazakhstan, spent less than half an hour in training with his teammates on Wednesday. Matic only took part in the start of the session and was seen leaving United's Carrington training ground early. It comes just days after the Serbian snubbed United's annual charity gala dinner at Old Trafford.
Nemanja Matic joined Manchester United from Chelsea in the summer of 2017 when Jose Mourinho was in charge of the club. After being an integral member of the first team for the past two seasons, the 31-year-old has been out injured for much of the campaign while also falling out of favour with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. He has made just two Premier League starts with Solskjaer preferring the midfield trio of Fred, Scott McTominay and Andreas Pereira.
Nemanja Matic could be on the verge of leaving #mufc when the transfer window opens at the beginning of January. Inter Milan is a likely destination with Tottenham also a possibility. [Forbes]— ManUnitedZone (@ManUnitedZone_) November 21, 2019
Nemanja Matic himself hinted that his time at Old Trafford could be coming to an end after he responded to a meme on Instagram linking him with a move to Jose Mourinho's new club Tottenham. And the latest incident adds fuel to speculation that Matic could be leaving Old Trafford in the January transfer window.
Meanwhile, Manchester United prepare for their Europa League fixture away to Astana on Thursday.