Nemanja Matic admission made by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after Sheffield Utd display

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted Nemanja Matic could earn himself a new contract at Man Utd if he can keep up his current form.

The Serbian midfielder's time at Old Trafford looked to be up earlier in the season amid reports he was set for a move elsewhere.

Injury problems at the club have given Matic ample chances to impress though, and he has been a consistent performer for his side.

He started in United's 3-0 win over Sheffield Utd on Wednesday, and Solskjaer believes the star is currently at the top of his game.

Solskjaer told United’s  official website : “Nemanja is playing some of his best football.

"He’s had a good pre-season for the first time in many, many years and today he was dictating the game and his experience is vital for us.

"I’m very, very happy that we’re seeing the best of Nemanja and he’ll be important for us and then, of course, it’s down to performances and if Nemanja wants to stay but at the moment he’s in great form."

The 32-year-old still has a year left to run on his current contract at United, though with competition for places in the midfield rife, he may look to move on at the end of next season.

United have just tied down Scott McTominay until 2025, with the option for a further year, while Fred has been one of the club's standout performers this season.

Both players started against Spurs, but were rotated to the bench for the visit of Sheffield Utd.

Matic was included in the starting XI instead, alongside Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba, but he seems happy to share responsibilities going forward.

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“It is always good to play with top players and we are lucky we have top players in every position. [Against Sheffield United] I played with Bruno and Paul and we did really well," Matic said.

“It was a good formation and I am sure in the future we can improve a lot together also with Scott [McTominay] and Fred when they play with us.”

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