Matic urges teammate Paul Pogba to stay at United for a long time.
Nemanja Matic hopes Pogba will stay at Old Trafford for a ‘long time.’
The 31-year old formed an impressive partnership with Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes in the midfield, helping United continue their unbeaten run to 18 matches in all competitions.
Pogba’s future at United has for quite some time been the subject of extreme speculation, with remarks from his agent Mino Raiola causing a friction earlier in the 2019-20 season.
Yet, the financial effect of the coronavirus pandemic and the club’s upswing in form since the World Cup champ came back to the pitch to join new signing Fernandes have prompted expanded expectations he will remain.
“I think at the moment he is happy,” Matic, who signed a three-year contract this month, said to Stats Perform News.
“When you are injured and outside of the pitch people will always talk and rumours will always be around him, but he can do anything.
“As soon as he came back to training with us and playing I think he has shown that he is happy to play football and he is a great guy.
“I think for me it is very important that Paul stays because that gives us more quality. Also, with his personality, he brings a lot to the team.
“Of course, you never know what is going to happen in life but I see him happy at the moment.
“I wish for him to stay, I wish for the team. It is good he is a great guy for the group there is always fun around him. I will be happy to see him for a long time at Manchester United.”