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Man United's First Casualty Under Erik Ten Hag Made 'Official', Player Asks To Leave This Summer

Nasir Jabbar

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Man United's First Casualty Under Erik Ten Hag Made 'Official', Player Asks To Leave This Summer

Manchester United's first casualty under the imminent arrival of Erik ten Hag has been made 'official', according to stunning reports.  

Ten Hag appears set to become the club's next permanent manager this summer

He's expected to make wholesale changes to the squad, with a major summer transfer overhaul on the cards. 

One player has already informed the club of his wish to leave Old Trafford at the end of the season.

According to Jonathan Shrager, Nemanja Matic will leave this summer after 'officially informing' Man United. 

Matic, 33, has played 26 games in all competitions this term. 

But the Serbian will call time on his career at Man United this summer and will bring an end to his five-year spell at the club. 

Image: PA
Image: PA

Then-Man United boss Jose Mourinho snapped up Matic in 2017 following their time together at Chelsea. 

The midfielder made 36 appearances in the Premier League in the 2017/18 campaign. 

He didn't feature in as many games following the departure of Mourinho, with Matic set to move on. 

Matic, who has played 17 league games this term, spoke freely of the team's atmosphere inside the dressing room as the Red Devils languish outside of the Champions League spots. 

"The atmosphere? It depends on the results. Of course, when you have good results the atmosphere is much better and everyone is happy," he said last month. 

"As you know, we are not in the best position in the league and the atmosphere is not fantastic but we have to stay positive and believe until the end because we want to finish in that top-four.

"The atmosphere in our dressing room will depend on that. If we finish top-four then it will be good for us, everyone will be... I cannot say happy, but satisfied. If we don't make that, it will be a very sad dressing room."

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Topics: Nemanja Matic, Manchester United, Erik Ten Hag, Football

Nasir Jabbar
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