Man United’s Matic reportedly in talks with MLS side Chicago Fire

Matic’s Man United stint

Nemanja Matic made the switch to Manchester United in 2017.

United are believed to have paid around £40m for the Serbian’s services.

Since his move to Manchester, where he once again linked up with Jose Mourinho, Matic has racked up 99 appearances for the club.

Matic would enjoy a decent debut season with the Red Devils, making 49 appearances across all competitions.

However, since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over from Mourinho, Matic has seen his playing time take a bit of a hit.

Matic began to be benched or left out more frequently in the second-half of last season with OGS in the dugout.

And the 2019/20 campaign has seen the 31-year-old’s game time reduced even further.

The former Chelsea man has made just six PL appearances for United this season.

Granted, the defensive midfielder has started in Man United’s last three league ties.

But you would assume that a big reason for this is that United are a bit short-staffed in the midfield department at the moment, with both Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba sidelined.

Highlights: Manchester United 4-Norwich 0

Matic to MLS?

Matic is currently contracted to Man United until July of 2020.

However, the Sun are reporting that Matic is in talks with MLS outfit Chicago Fire, and could leave in this transfer window.

The Sun claim that the Fire are willing to offer Matic a contract worth £5m-a-year.

Matic is said to appeal to Chicago because they have a large Eastern European fan base. But should their move for the United midfielder stall, the MLS side will turn their attention to Bayern Munich’s Javi Martinez, as per the Sun.

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