‘I still have four or five more seasons’ — 33-year-old Manchester United star admits

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Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic has revealed he plans to go into football management, after his playing career.

The Serbia International joined Manchester United in 2017, after a three-year spell with Chelsea, which saw him put on some impressive performances.

Matic has equally been good for United since joining the club, but naturally, at 33, plans are already underway for a life after football, although he believes he still has four or five more years to play the game.

When asked recently if he would consider taking up a coaching role when he hangs up his boots, and he answers, “That’s kind of the plan. I started my coaching badges but I don’t think yet about this.

“I focus on my job now in football. I think I have still got four or five more seasons to play. After that, we will see but, at the moment, I am only focusing on playing football.”

For many, Matic is one of the best defensive midfielders to have graced the league, so it isn’t out of place to have very high expectations of the type of football his team would play. And who knows? He may even stick around at Old Trafford, where he’ll take up a coaching position.

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