Manchester United News: Matic, Muriqi

Matic In Juventus Link

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Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic is a January transfer target for Serie A side Juventus.

The 31-year-old has fallen down the pecking order this season and was a substitute for the side’s first four Premier League matches of the season before finally making his first start of the season in Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Leicester City.

Matic expressed his frustrations during the international break over being left out of the United starting line-up and reports over the weekend have claimed he is a winter target for Juventus.

The Serbia international was a £40 million buy from Chelsea in the summer of 2017. But he only signed a contract that ran for three years with United having an option to extend that by a further season.

United Scouts Watch Kosovo Front-Man

Manchester United sent scouts to Southampton last week to watch Kosovo’s 5-3 defeat by England.

Their target was Kosovo striker Verdat Muriqi. The 25-year-old was playing for Turkish second-tier side Caykur Rizespor last season where he moved following an abortive spell at top-tier side Genclerbirligi. He scored 25 goals in 52 games in a season-and-a-half at Caykur. That earned him a £3.1 million move in the summer to Turkish giants Fenerbahce for whom he has scored twice in three appearances.

United are expected to be in the market for a new striker in January. That follows the departure last month of Romelu Lukaku for Inter Milan.