Matic seeking ‘showdown’ talks with Solskjaer over Manchester United gametime

Nemanja Matic is seeking what has been described as ‘showdown’ talks with Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over his lack of playing time so far this season.

The Serbia international has been an unused substitute in each of Manchester United‘s opening three Premier League fixtures, with the likes of Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba having been preferred in the centre of Solskjaer’s midfield.

According to the Mirror, Matic is now seeking talks with the United boss regarding his future at Old Trafford, having become an increasingly peripheral figure since Solskjaer’s arrival at the club.

Solskjaer’s preference for youth and energy in his side has seen Matic’s gametime limited, with fans having been critical of the midfielder’s lacklustre displays during last season’s disappointing end to the campaign.

Matic joined United in a £40m deal from Chelsea in 2017 and initially impressed under former boss Jose Mourinho, though the holding player has struggled since Solskjaer replaced the Portuguese manager late last year and could now seek an exit.

Matic wants to hold talks with Solskjaer to discuss whether he features in the Norwegian’s plans, with a host of European clubs said to be monitoring his situation ahead of the transfer deadline for foreign clubs on September 2.

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